EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Polish Army

Polish Army

Geographic Location

Country: Poland


Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84.22 - Defence activities
Number Employed: 46000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-06-2010
Planned Job Reductions min: 2400
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 16-06-2010
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2012

Additional Information

The Polish Army is undergoing restructuring and will cut 2400 civilian military jobs by the end of 2010. In a first phase, employees from over 80 stations - that the Ministry of Defence consider as surplus to requirements - will lose their jobs. In a second phase, jobs from various military districts will be eliminated. The Polish Army plans to cut 4500 civilian jobs in total by the end of 2012, but so far only the 2400 job cuts in 2010 have been confirmed.