Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35 - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

400 - 800 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 September 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


In September, E.ON management informed the headquarter staff at Duesseldorf by email that about half of the 800 posts will be cut. Following this, the works council calls for negotiations to prevent direct dismissals in 2011/2012.

In August 2011, it has been announced that German energy company E.ON is considering to cut up to 6,000 jobs in Germany by implementing a restructuring programme called 'E.ON 2.0'. According to some rumours, the restructuring programme has emerged following the recommendations of a businesss strategy consultant company that advised E.ON to downsize the number of employees as other companies in the energy sector operate with comparatively much less staff. On the other hand, E.ON restructuring is triggered by changes in German energy and nuclear power plant policies.  


  • 20 September 2011: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Eurofound (2011), E.ON, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 72382, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72382.