Also, after the merger of Karstadt and Kaufhof, and the business is bad. Now, thousands of Kaufhof-employees - 2600 jobs. In the current state, the company would not survive.
In the case of the ailing Department store chain Kaufhof are to be dismantled in the Wake of the merger with the rival Karstadt around 2600. The Karstadt announced. CEO Stephan Fanderl said, in his current condition, Kaufhof is necessary for survival, "in the long term". In November 2018-fused chains of the two of them were home. The new company employs approximately 32,000 employees in approximately 240 stores.
Of them will now disappear for around 1000 full-time positions in the governance and management structures, additional 1600 full-time positions in the stores, the company said. Since it is in the Kaufhof Department stores, many part-time forces, the number of jobs at risk but much higher - a total of up to 4000 people could lose their jobs. Renovation-related closures are planned, however, provisional.
The trade Union ver.di criticized the restructuring plans as unacceptable: "This is a bad Start for the new goods, house holding," said Board member Stefanie use Berger. You'll have to fight for every job.