Internal restructuring
Westösterreich; Salzburg;
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

140 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 August 2010
Employment effect (start)
13 August 2010
Foreseen end date
31 December 2011


The Government of Salzburg province is to cut 140 of its currently 2389 public service posts until the end of 2011 due to an austerity drive. Mr Mueller, director of the Court of Auditors in Salzburg, warned that without taking countermeasures, the financial liabilities of the province would double by the end of 2013. In 2009, the province made new debts for the first time since almost a decade. In 2009, the debt increased by EUR 55 million, in 2010 it will increase by EUR 130 million and in 2011 by EUR 136 million. In order to reduce personnel costs, 140 jobs will be made redundant in 2010 and 2011. Furthermore, wage increases for 2010 will be forgone for civil servants.


  • 13 August 2010: Wiener Zeitung
  • 25 November 2010: Die Presse


Eurofound (2010), Salzburg Province, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 71234, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71234.