Business expansion
Zuid-Nederland; Limburg (NL);
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.1 - Postal activities under universal service obligation

450 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
8 March 2018
Employment effect (start)
15 October 2018
Foreseen end date
30 October 2019


The national post provider company, PostNL will expand its activities and set up a new package sorting- and distribution centre in the area of Venlo (south Netherlands), which will lead to the creation of 450 jobs in the region. The company has indicated these jobs are targeted at individuals who have poor job prospects. As of July 2018, PostNL employs 650 such workers. Overall, PostNL employs over 5,000 people in the Netherlands. 

The increasing demand for package delivery as a result of e-commerce has led the company to expand its operations. Package delivery increased by 17% from 2016 to 2017, with peaks at Christmas time, as well as other new seasonal peaks.

The new facilities are expected to be finished mid-October 2018 and work will start soon afterwards.



Eurofound (2018), Post NL, Business expansion in Netherlands, factsheet number 94526, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94526.