EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Stockholms län; Stockholm
Location of affected unit(s): Solna


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
53.10 - Postal activities under universal service obligation
Number Employed: 31000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 28-05-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 200
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

The public Postal company Postnord dismissed 200 out of 800 employees from the headquarter in Stockholm. The reduction is set out as a measure to meet a decreased flow of letters and increase flow of packages. Some of the jobs affected are high level positions, such as the Director of Communications. The re-organisation produces new jobs which are open for the employees to apply for two weeks.

Postnord was created as a merge between the two public owned postal companies in Sweden and Denmark, Posten and Post Danmark. The total workforce in Sweden and Denmark is around 31,000 employees. The Swedish state has 60% of the company's shares, while the Danish state has 40%.