Business expansion
Westösterreich; Oberösterreich; Steyr-Kirchdorf
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
18 May 2011
Employment effect (start)
18 May 2011
Foreseen end date
31 December 2011


On 18 May 2011, the German automobile manufacturer BMW announced the creation of additional 150 jobs at its Upper Austrian Steyr production site. The majority of the newly hired employees will be temporary agency workers who have worked for BMW, followed by about 30 apprentices and four trainees and experts.

The company, which currently employs 2,500 workers, has an additional 800 temporary workers. For the company's CEO Mr Wölfel, this rate of about 30% agency workers is 'ideal'; however, the works council has before demanded the take-over of at least 100 temporary workers.

The company aims at an annual production of more than one million car engines for 2011 for the second time, after it has reached that goal in 2010 already.


  • 18 May 2011: Wirtschaftsblatt
  • 17 May 2011: Oberösterreichische Nachrichten
  • 17 May 2011: Der Standard


Eurofound (2011), BMW, Business expansion in Austria, factsheet number 71975, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71975.