Albert Heijn scraps 370 jobs
4 October 2005, AMSTERDAM — Supermarket Albert Heijn announced on Tuesday that it is to shed about 370 jobs at the stores it runs.
4 October 2005
AMSTERDAM — Supermarket Albert Heijn announced on Tuesday that it is to shed about 370 jobs at the stores it runs.
Albert Heijn manages 500 stores and another 200 are run on a franchise basis. The job losses relate to "management assistant" staff.
A spokesperson for the supermarket chain confirmed the job losses following a report in newspaper 'De Telegraaf'. But she insisted the move was a new "shop process" and not a "reorganisation", as reported by the newspaper.
The spokesperson said there would not be forced redundancies. She could not say if the 200 independently-run Albert Heijn stores would also cut staff numbers.
Some 55,000 people work for Albert Heijn.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]
Subject: Dutch news