Postal services letting hundreds go

770 employees to be gone by March

The struggles of the national postal service Post Danmark look set to continue following the announcement that 770 employees are losing their jobs.

The postal service revealed that it 520 employees would be given their redundancy papers next week, while 250 have already been let go and will leave with the next two months. The 520 are expected to leave in March 2017.

“We are going through a continuing process in which the number of letters is falling dramatically,” Hans Erik Lindkvist, the head of HR in Post Danmark, said according to DR Nyheder.

“Unfortunately that means we must cut down on our staff.”

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Of the 520 being laid off, 450 work in the post sorting and distributing division, while 70 are part of the administration.

Lindkvist went on to say there could be further lay-offs in the mail if the postal service doesn’t turn around its 200 million kroner deficit.

Post Danmark employs about 10,000 people.