Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administration Of The State And The Economic And Social Policy Of The Community
84.11 - General public administration activities

6,500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 June 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


Greek government is to cut 6,500 civil service jobs till the end of 2014. As reported, the job reduction measure is in the framework of a previously announced plan to cut 15,000 public sector jobs by the end of 2014, as part of the austerity measures agreed with the country's international lenders (IMF, EU and ECB). The job cuts are expected to take place from September 2014.

According to the sources, 3,600 jobs were lost in 2013 and 5,000 ones in the 1st half of 2014.  


  • 14 July 2014: Skai
  • 7 July 2014: Imerisia
  • 17 June 2014: Kathimerini


Eurofound (2014), Public Sector, Internal restructuring in Greece, factsheet number 77391, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77391.