Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Information Communication Services
61 - Telecommunications

30 - 40 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 September 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2010


Tele2, Austria's third largest fixed network and internet provider, plans to reduce its workforce from 300 to 260-270 by the end of 2010. So far, the company sent written notification of the planned dismissal of 17 persons to the Labour Market Service (AMS). The rest of the planned job reductions will take the form of natural attrition, according to the company's general manager Mr Pufitsch. The reason for the redundancies is the need for improved performance. The company has had economic difficulties that have been caused by a decline in prices and the switch of private customers from landline telephone lines to mobile phones and from fixed internet access to mobile internet. After a drop in sales in 2009 of 10 percent, the company expects a further drop in sales for 2010.



Eurofound (2010), Tele2, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 71040, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71040.