Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

2,154 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 August 2019
Employment effect (start)
22 August 2019
Foreseen end date
31 October 2019


Supermarket chain Tesco announced that it will implement a collective dismissal programme affecting 2,154 jobs. The redundancies will be carried out between 22 August and 31 October 2019 and will affect 1,923 rank-and-file employees and 231 managerial positions. The dismissals are caused by the decision to close Tesco's hypermarkets in Gliwice, Rzeszow, Tychy, Warsaw and Żary. The conditions of the programme will be negotiated with the local trade unions, and redundant workers will receive a severance pay. According to Tesco, the decision was taken due to economic reasons.

Tesco has been operating in Poland since 1992; the company has about 350 stores across the country and employs 22,000 people. In 2018, the company announced three restructuring programmes: in February (600 jobs cut), June (240 jobs cut), and August (2,200 jobs cut). In 2019, two restructuring programme were announced: in January 2019 (1,300 jobs cut) and  June (1,480 jobs cut).



Eurofound (2019), Tesco, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 98292, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98292.