RTÉ News reports that Ireland is considering a plan to cut thousands of jobs at logistics companies in order for the country to increase its competitiveness.
According to the report, the government has been working on a plan that would see the country lose over half of its workforce in the next three years.
This would mean that Ireland would lose more than 1,000 jobs, with almost half of them in logistics and warehousing.
The plan, according to the article, involves reducing the number of people in logistics from the current 8,000 to around 4,000, with the remaining employees being shifted from warehouses and processing centres to other positions.
The Irish government has already made changes to the way it manages its logistics business in recent years, with new restrictions being introduced on the number and types of jobs that can be held by people from the country’s overseas bases.