EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: Midland; Border, Midland and Western
Location of affected unit(s): Athlone


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
53 - Postal and courier activities
Number Employed: 1720

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-11-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 27-11-2019
Planned Job Creation: 120

Additional Information

Courier company DPD Ireland is creating 120 new jobs in Athlone, County Westmeath. The new DPD positions are for drivers, sortation staff, night staff and administrative staff. The company is investing €2 million in its central sortation hub in Athlone. The total investment in the Athlone centre is now €38 million. 

Currently, the company employs 1,720 workers in the country. DPD Ireland has witnessed an expansion in business in recent years and is expecting a busy Christmas season, with up to 170,000 parcels processed per day.