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

650 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 December 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


On 14 December 2010, Siemens IT Solutions and Services announced a plan to cut 650 jobs in Germany. Job cuts are part of the company's restructuring programme. Siemens wants to form a global strategic partnership with Atos Origin. Integrating both businesses and realising synergies will lead to a total loss of 1750 jobs in Europe (see Factsheet 16493). Siemens will contribute up to €250 million to the integration and training costs. However, the deal is to be closed by July 2011. Until then, consultations with the Working Council of Atos Origin are still to be held, the approval of the Antitrust and the Atos Origin Shareholders to be gained.


  • 16 December 2010: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Eurofound (2010), Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Merger/Acquisition in Germany, factsheet number 71331, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71331.