Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.10 - Postal activities under universal service obligation

3,000 - 15,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 February 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2022


On February 27, 2018, the CEO of the Italian postal services company Poste Italiane launched the company's 2018-2022 industrial plan. The plan "Deliver 2022" foresees an overall reduction of the company's headcount to 123,000 (from a total of 138,000 employees in 2017), with on average 3,000 exits per year.

According to the CEO, the planned workforce reduction will take place only on a voluntary basis, through early retiremens and other subsidized exits. The industrial plan also envisages 10,000 new hirings, of which 5,000 experts in financial and insurance activities.

Currently, Poste Italiane employs 138,000 workers in Italy and it is the largest employer in the country.


  • 27 February 2018: Il Sole 24 Ore
  • 27 February 2018: Poste Italiane


Eurofound (2018), Poste Italiane, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 93798, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93798.