EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Poczta Polska

Poczta Polska

Geographic Location

Country: Poland


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
53 - Postal and courier activities
Number Employed: 80000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-01-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 700
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 20-01-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2020

Additional Information

Poczta Polska, the Polish national postal operator, has announced that it will cut 700 jobs at its units across the country in 2020. The programme will mainly affect the administrative department. The decision comes as a response to the changing business profile of Poczta Polska and its efforts to improve operational efficiency. 

At present, the company's profitability oscillates around zero, with wages accounting for around 70% of the company’s operational costs. Between 2011 and 2015, the post office operator reduced its employment capacity from 94,000 to 77,000 employees. Since 2016, it has hired more than 4,500 staff and currently employs over 80,000 people.