EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Western Union

Western Union

Geographic Location

Country: Lithuania
Region: Vilniaus apskritis; Lietuva
Location of affected unit(s): Vilnius


Sector: Financial services
Financial and insurance activities
64.1 - Monetary intermediation
Number Employed: 1900

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-09-2018
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 14-09-2018
Planned Job Creation: 190

Additional Information

Western Union, a company operating in international money transfer services, is expanding its activities in Lithuania and will create around 190 new jobs at the global operations centre in Vilnius in 2019. According to the management, the company plans the number of employees to grow by 10% in 2019. Currently the global operations centre in Vilnius employs 1,900 employees, which constitutes one fifth of total employees worldwide. Western Union is one of the largest global payment services providers with a combined network of over 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories.