Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

500 - 2,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 May 2015
Employment effect (start)
8 May 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


The Austrian Public Employment Service (AMS) announced cutbacks in training programmes making many of its trainers and course instructors redundant. The AMS has already reduced its training staff by 500, compared to 2014. According to trade unions further 1,500 jobs could follow. Trade unions criticised this step as unemployment rates are currently at an all-time high in Austria and they call for the establishment of a work foundation (Arbeitsstiftung) for affected trainers. A rally and staff meetings in adult-education companies were annunced for 2nd June in Vienna.


  • 8 May 2015: Die Presse
  • 9 May 2015: Wirtschaftsblatt


Eurofound (2015), AMS, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 83602, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83602.