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

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
135 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
17 December 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


At its production site in Steyr, the German car manufacturer BMW is to shed 100 temporary agency workers, but will employ an additional 135 regular workers over the course of 2013.

The cut in temporary agency workers, which was announced in December 2012, is due to a decrease in engine production to below one million pieces in 2013, the lowest output within the last four years. The chairman of the company's works council was reported to hope that this reduction in the workforce is only of temporary nature. In 2011, some 130 temporary workers were taken over as regular staff members and another 40 in the last quarter of 2012.

UPDATE 30.01.2013:

In January 2013, BMW surprisingly announced to hire an additional 135 permanent workers. Even though a slight decrease in turnover is expected for 2013 (after a 5.2% decrease in 2012), this step is due to an investment in research and development activities, as well as in new equipment and production lines in Steyr. For this, 135 additional workers will be needed.


  • 17 December 2012: Oberösterreichische Nachrichten
  • 30 January 2013: Wirtschaftsblatt


Eurofound (2012), BMW, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 74695, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74695.