Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
various locations
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53 - Postal And Courier Activities

1,400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 December 2023
Employment effect (start)
7 December 2023
Foreseen end date
7 December 2025


As announced on 7 December 2023, the German parcel delivery firm DPD Deutschland will be cutting up to 1,400 jobs within the next 2 years due to internal restructuring.

The restructuring plan comes in an attempt to improve the company’s competitiveness and long-term performance. DPD Deutschland has been facing a significant reduction in deliveries since the delivery boom during the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO Björn Scheel is aware of the company’s responsibility and intends to make the job reduction as socially responsible as possible.

DPD Deutschland is the second largest parcel delivery company in Germany and has approximately 9,600 employees.



Eurofound (2023), DPD Deutschland, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 200621, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200621.