Wouter Torfs in De Afspraak about the mandatory closure of …


The corona crisis has hit the empire of shoe boss Wouter Torfs. “We lose ten million euros in turnover per month on a total turnover of 150 million euros per year,” he says in De Afspraak on Canvas. Fortunately, the CEO of Schoenen Torfs can appeal to the system of technical unemployment. He also receives support from the government. “But that infusion is expensive. And we will have to pay a price for that. Every week that we can be disconnected from that infusion is good in the long term. ”

At the end of April, the retail chain had to lay off 24 employees who were already technically unemployed. “Inevitable”, said Wouter Torfs at the time. After that, the CEO did not have to dismiss anyone. “Our company is doing well. We have the costs under control to go back to it. ”


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