Internal restructuring
Südösterreich; Steiermark;
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

700 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 March 2011
Employment effect (start)
10 March 2011
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


The Government of Styria plans to cut 700 of its 8,500 public service posts by the end of 2015 due to the austerity drive. The province is to present its budget for 2011/12 in the coming days. Due to the necessity to consolidate 'by far more than EUR 1 billion', the Styrian Government is prepared to implement the cuts. According to the press the mass redundancy is supposed to save EUR 644 million in 2011 and EUR 908 in 2012. Additionally in 2012, a pay freeze for the public sector employees is planned. Until the end of 2015, 750 jobs in public service are to be lost via filling only every third post that is becoming vacant.


  • 10 March 2011: Der Standard
  • 10 March 2011: Die Presse


Eurofound (2011), Styria Province, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 71717, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71717.