Internal restructuring
Ostösterreich; Wien;
Location of affected unit(s)
Liesing, Vienna
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.20 - Other postal and courier activities

290 - 300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 February 2023
Employment effect (start)
23 February 2023
Foreseen end date


Online grocery delivery service, Gurkerl, has notified about 290 of 1000 employees for termination. The full number of direct dismissals is yet uncertain. As with the sites in Munich and Frankfurt, the logistics center at the site in Vienna Liesing will likewise be fully automated. According to Gurkerl spokesman Manuel Kalleder, the job cuts are a necessary step due to automation. The online supermarket is scaling back its expansion course at several locations. Newspapers report poor working conditions shared anonymously by employees. 

Rewe supermarket BILLA immediately responded to the terminations and offered jobs to all employees who were notified for termination. In mid-November 2022, Billa opened a second online warehouse in Vienna Floridsdorf, next to Vienna Inzersdorf, where it is offering the jobs. 



Eurofound (2023), Gurkerl , Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 108589, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/108589.