Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64 - Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding

890 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 February 2013
Employment effect (start)
12 March 2013
Foreseen end date


Barclays Bank has announced the cut of 1100 positions in Spain. The measure, which is part of a global plan aiming to restructure the group, will imply the closure of 160 branches in Spain. According to the announcement there are  negotiations with the unions and there is a possibility that Barclays will apply for a redundancy procedure.

This plan is implemented in the context of a worldwide restructuring affecting 3,700 jobs in France, Spain, Italy and Portugal (see here).

Update 13-05-2013 Barclays has reached an agreement with employees’ representatives which reduces the number of the job losses from 1,100 (the original labour force adjustment plan) to 890 out of its 3,600 workforce. Some of the dismissals will be implemented by means of early retirement plans (for workers older than 52 years) and voluntary redundancies. 


  • 13 May 2013: Cinco Días
  • 12 February 2013: El Economista


Eurofound (2013), Barclays, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 75061, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75061.