Global logistics business DHL is cutting around 30 jobs in a restructure it says will bring its staff numbers to a sustainable level.

A spokesperson for DHL said the company had increased its headcount due to a new IT system it had implemented.

The system has since been rolled back meaning it no longer needed the staff numbers.

"DHL Global Forwarding New Zealand is undergoing an organisational review to right-size the company for long-term sustainability and success," the spokesperson said.

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"Unfortunately, this will impact a number of staff. We will provide impacted employees with severance packages and render support in looking for alternative employment."

The spokesperson declined to name the technology provider but said it had affected business.

DHL has started a consultation process with its staff and said the job cuts would bring staff numbers back in line with where they had been before the technology system was implemented.

"It's never easy to let people go, but we have an obligation to our employees to ensure our organisation is right-sized for the long term sustainability and success of the company," the spokesperson said.

DHL specialises in international parcel, express, air and ocean freight delivery and has its New Zealand headquarters in Auckland.