Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53 - Postal and courier activities

10,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
22 January 2015
Employment effect (start)
22 January 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


Deutsche Post DHL has announced it will create up to 10,000 new jobs in Germany by 2020 in parcel delivery due to the rapidly growing parcel business. By 2025, the level of new jobs created could reach 25,000.

The additional staff will not be employed at Deutsche Post DHL itself but at new delivery companies founded under the subsidiary DHL Delivery. This means that the new employees will not be paid according to the in-house wage structure of Deutsche Post but in line with the regional collective terms and conditions. Trade union ver.di has criticised this plan and accuses Deutsche Post DHL of circumventing the agreed company wage structure.

Deutsche Post argues that personnel costs were too high and could not be maintained in the long term. The job creation via DHL Delivery enabled the creation of many permanent contracts.

Deutsche Post DHL is the world's biggest logistics / delivery company. It currently employs around 435,000 people worldwide and has run a turnover of 55 billion Euros in 2013. 


  • 22 January 2015: Deutsche Post Press Release
  • 22 January 2015: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Online
  • 22 January 2015: tagesschau.de


Eurofound (2015), DHL Delivery, Business expansion in Germany, factsheet number 78223, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/78223.