Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Information Communication Services
61 - Telecommunications
New offshoring locations
Romania, India

300 - 350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 April 2013
Employment effect (start)
16 April 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


German Vodafone, subsidiary of the British Vodafone Group, is to cut 500 jobs. This is a part of newly announced restructuring programme. Vodafone faces some structural changes in the mobile phone industry and high competition.

In addition to the job cuts, the restructuring programme involves delocalisation to Romania (network technolgy area) and India (customer service) and a reduction of starting salaries. The programme will be implemented between 2013 and 2015.

For the most recent restructurings in Vodafone group, see Vodafone- 2013ES, Vodafone- 2013IT, Vodafone- 2013CZ and Vodafone- 2013PT.

Updated, 20/11/2013: After a consultation process with worker representatives, the company has announced to cut only 200 to 250 jobs in Germany's  network technology unit. These jobs are to be relocated to Romania. Furthermore, 100 IT jobs are to be outsourced to India, adding to a total of 300 to 350 job cuts.


  • 15 April 2013: Bloomberg
  • 9 November 2013: rp-online.de
  • 16 April 2013: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Eurofound (2013), Vodafone, Offshoring/Delocalisation in Germany, factsheet number 75248, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75248.