Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Wien, Linz
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

1,050 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 May 2009
Employment effect (start)
25 May 2009
Foreseen end date
31 December 2010


Siemens Österreich, the Austrian subsidiary of the Siemens group, is planning to lay off 850 workers of its software branch PSE during 2009 and additional 200 workers of its Linz-based VAI Metals Technologies by the end of 2010. This was confirmed by the company's spokesperson, Harald Stockbauer, on 25 May 2009. Regarding the software branch PSE, around 220 employees stand to lose their job by the end of June, while some additional 630 workers, most of which are employed in Vienna, are planned to be made redundant by the end of 2009. The reasons for these envisaged collective dismissals are dramatic losses of orders from the telecommunications and automotive industries. With regard to the Siemens VAI Metals Technologies located in Linz, 200 of the currently 1,500 jobs will be cut due to continuous dropping orders from the iron and steel industry. The works council has threatened to take industrial action to avert the restructuring plans.



Eurofound (2009), Siemens Österreich, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 69048, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69048.