Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60 - Programming and broadcasting activities

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
31 January 2013
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


ORF, the Austrian public broadcasting organisation, is to cut 250 jobs as part of a larger cost saving measure. These plans, which had been in place for a while, were announced by the ORF management.

In addition, the management announced plans for further cost cutting measures should there be a law change that will reduce subsidies to the ORF. In the case of implementation of this law, the ORF will have to save EUR 75 million in 2014. As a consequence, job cuts, which were originally scheduled to take place by the end of 2016, will have to be implemented sooner.

No further information on the timeline is given.


  • 31 January 2013: Salzburger Nachrichten
  • 31 January 2013: Wirtschaftsblatt


Eurofound (2013), ORF, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 74895, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74895.