Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.10 - Postal activities under universal service obligation

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 October 2022
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2023
Foreseen end date
31 January 2023


The Hungarian state postal services company, Magyar Posta, has made an announcement that it will lay off 300 employees as part of a broader cost-cutting plan. The layoff will affect Central Hungary and two counties in Eastern Hungary. The affected employees will recieve their notice of termination in January. The company's management is conducting negotiations with the works council to reach an agreement regarding the conditions of the layoff.

Nearly 7% of the employees working in the management and service departments will be laid off. On the other hand, the jobs of the delivery and service staff are not in danger. The firm still tries to recruit new workers for those areas, and the laid-off workers will have the opportunity to get a new job as delivery or service staff workers.

In addition to the layoff, the firm temporarily closes 366 post offices – out of 2,596 – throughout the country, to achieve the compulsory 25% reduction of energy consumption imposed by the government on state institutions.



Eurofound (2022), Magyar Posta, Internal restructuring in Hungary, factsheet number 107683, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/107683.