Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.22 - Defence activities

1,500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 October 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


The National Army of the Czech Republic is to dismiss 1,500 people in 2013 as a result of cost-cutting measures. The job cuts will affect mainly high-rank officers. According to the restructuring plan, over 500 military jobs and 1,000 civil jobs will be cut.

The army also intends to continue its redundancy plan and abolish the Joint Force Command in Olomouc and Support Forces headquarters in Stará Boleslav. Overall, by the end of 2014 the military is due to be decreased by 1,900 posts.

The measure is the most fundamental change since 2005 when the Czech Republic established the professional army. Currently, the Czech army employs 23,681 soldiers and 8,000 civil employees.


  • 22 October 2012: CT24
  • 25 October 2012: Hospodárske noviny


Eurofound (2012), Czech Republic National Army, Internal restructuring in Czechia, factsheet number 74375, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74375.