EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

GLS Czech Republic

GLS Czech Republic

Geographic Location

Country: Czechia
Region: Vysocina; Jihovychod
Location of affected unit(s): Jihlava


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
53.20 - Other postal and courier activities
Number Employed: 250

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 12-01-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 22-09-2021
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

The parcel service provider GLS, a British-owned logistics company based in Amsterdam, will expand its international distribution centre in Jihlava and create up 100 new jobs by autumn 2021. The company has already started the construction of a new hall with an investment of €12 million. The company accelerated its plans due to the increase in online shopping last year marked by the COVID-19 crisis.

The Jihlava centre currently employs 250 people.

Globally, GLS with 17,000 staff worldwide operates directly and via a partnership network within 41 European countries, eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces.