Unilever job losses: 12,000 in Europe

Food-to-detergents group Unilever is to cut between 10,000 and 12,000 jobs in Europe as part of its earlier announced plan to scrap 20,000 jobs worldwide.

The company currently has a workforce of 179,000, of whom 4,300 are employed in the Netherlands. It is not yet known if Dutch jobs are to go.
In July Unilever announced 140 jobs would be lost through the merger of its Dutch and Belgian operations.
Unilever is also selling its Boursin cheese division. ‘It is a fine brand, profitable and shows good growth but it does not fit in with our core tasks,’ a company spokesman said. No other divestments are in the pipeline, ANP news service reported.

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