Internal restructuring
Moravskoslezsko; Moravskoslezsky;
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Information Service Activities
Digital Infrastructure Services
63.11 - Data processing, hosting and related activities

505 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 July 2020
Employment effect (start)
31 August 2020
Foreseen end date
28 February 2021


Okin BPS, a digital technology solutions provider, will lay off 505 employees in Ostrava due to the cancellation of a contract for IT outsourcing with US telecommunications company Verizon that decided to move services to Asia. Verizon is reportedly moving the outsourcing out of Europe entirely.The company's statutory director Michal Jelínek stated that 206 employees would terminate their employment on 31 August, and another 299 people would leave the company by the end of February 2021. The company currently employs around 1,200 people.Okin BPS is a provider of services for companies such as sales network support, creation of technical solutions and provision of technical support and multilingual customer support. 



Eurofound (2020), Okin BPS, Internal restructuring in Czechia, factsheet number 101229, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101229.