Internal restructuring
Ostösterreich; Wien;
Location of affected unit(s)
Repair And Installation Of Machinery And Equipment
Repair And Installation Of Machinery And Equipment
33.2 - Installation of industrial machinery and equipment

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 May 2013
Employment effect (start)
25 May 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


Siemens is to cut 500 out of 3,500 jobs in the company's Austrian headquarters in Vienna. Thus, every seventh employee is to be made redundant. Talks between the works council and the management will be taking place within the next few weeks. Following this announcement the total number of recently reported job losses in Austria is over 1,000 (see Siemens Linz 2013, Siemens Weiz 2013).

Updated 8-10-2013:

According to an interview with Siemens' managing director Mr Hesoun with the Wirtschaftsblatt on 8 October 2013, Siemens is to shed only up to 100 jobs in Austria. This number is much smaller than the originally anticipated (500 job cuts). The restructuring programme in Austria will probably concern two Siemens locations in Vienna and one in Linz (VAI). The step is due to reduced demand, which causes the closure of steel plants and gas power plants. The job cuts will in part take the form of natural attrition, i.e. part-time working models for older workers and sliding pension.


  • 8 October 2013: Der Standard
  • 30 September 2013: Die Presse
  • 8 October 2013: Wirtschaftsblatt
  • 24 May 2013: orf.at


Eurofound (2013), Siemens, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 75465, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75465.