Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Europe, China, Brazil
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.2 - Other postal and courier activities

4,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 March 2013
Employment effect (start)
25 March 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


Dutch-based courier delivery services company TNT Express is to shed 4,000 positions out of its global workforce by 2015. Next to reducing the company’s workforce, cost reduction measures will also include the selling of TNT’s subsidiaries in China and Brazil. Two thirds of the planned job reductions will however be carried out in Europe, with the company hoping to keep layoffs at a minimum. The company currently employs around 68,600 staff operating across 200 countries.

UPDATE 27 November 2013:

In late November 2013, TNT Express announced that 637 positions will be eliminated in Germany and the UK as part of the company’s worldwide restructuring plan.

Earlier this year, announcements were made for the job cuts in Italy and France.


  • 27 November 2013: Motor Transport
  • 25 March 2013: TNT website
  • 25 March 2013: Der Spiegel
  • 2 December 2013: Post and Parcel


Eurofound (2013), TNT Express, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 75135, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75135.