Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64.20 - Activities of holding companies

2,000 - 2,500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 January 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2021


The management of CaixaBank, the Spanish financial services company, has announced a collective dismissal plan. The entity plans to reduce the number of its offices, closing 821 urban offices until the end of 2021, leading to between 2,000 and 2,500 job losses. The company aims to advance in the digital transformation of its network, but maintain offices in rural areas. A spokesperson for the entity has made clear that the job cuts will be negotiated with the trade unions, which have warned that they will not accept direct dismissals.

Previous restructurings took place in 2018 (70 jobs created), 2016 (431 jobs lost) and 2015 (750 jobs lost).



Eurofound (2019), CaixaBank, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 96273, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/96273.