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

1,250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 May 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


On 30 May 2017, the German federal state bank Norddeutsche Landesbank (NordLB) announced to cut 1,250 jobs by 2020 in Germany. NordLB has been struggling due to losses in its shipping loan business. Furthermore, the job cuts are also a consequence of the merger with the Bremer Landesbank. The management announced that it is trying to avoid compulsory redundancies, but could not rule them out completely. The United Services Union wants to receive the mandate for the negotiations; about 13% of the NordLB employees are members of the United Services Union. The company is also looking into the possibility of selling subsidiaries and share holdings.

NordLB employs 6,000 staff members.


  • 30 May 2017: NDR.de
  • 31 May 2017: Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung
  • 31 May 2017: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (print)


Eurofound (2017), Norddeutsche Landesbank, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 91105, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91105.