Newly-Announced Planned Heineken Job Cuts Will Impact Heineken's Irish Operations

By Dave Simpson
Newly-Announced Planned Heineken Job Cuts Will Impact Heineken's Irish Operations

Earlier this week, Heineken NV said that it is planning to cut approximately 8,000 jobs, and the drinks manufacturer has confirmed that the planned job cuts will impact its Irish operations.

As reported by The Irish Examiner, approximately 360 people are employed by Heineken Ireland, most of which work at Heineken Ireland's headquarters and Lady's Well brewery on Leitrim Street in Cork city, where the drinks manufacturer produces Murphy's Irish Stout and Beamish as well as other Heineken products. A number of people are also employed by Heineken Ireland in Dublin in corporate and sales roles.

While a spokesperson for Heineken Ireland would not comment on how many jobs are expected to be cut in Ireland, it is understood that staff reductions will not be as severe in Ireland as in other countries.

COVID-19 Impact

In a statement issued to The Irish Examiner, Heineken Ireland said, "Like many companies, the COVID pandemic has had a material impact on Heineken Ireland, in particular given the prolonged closure of the hospitality sector in 2020 and into 2021.

"In the context of these challenges, we have engaged in a meaningful dialogue with staff representatives on headcount reductions. This will ensure that we are in a position to manage the challenges and opportunities ahead as we continue to focus on supporting our employees, consumers and customers."


Restructuring Timelines Will Vary

Heineken NV said that while restructuring timelines will be vary depending on the specific circumstances at each of its locations, the number of staff at its head office will be reduced by 20% by the end of March.

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