Internal restructuring
Sachsen; Leipzig; Leipzig
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Via Stalls And Markets Or Other
47.91 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet

150 - 250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 July 2015
Employment effect (start)
20 July 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


UNISTER, a German e-commerce company, will cut 150 jobs immediately and is to cut further 100 jobs in the medium term. In light of the implementation of an income optimisation programme, which is called “Unister 3.0”, the company is aiming to achieve savings of €30 million mainly through saving costs in areas with limited growth prospects. With this programme, the company is also aiming to reduce its stuff numbers by 25%.

Unister is a German e- commerce company which is headquartered in Leipzig. The company was founded in 2002 and currently has around 1,500 employees  . Although Unister, the operator of online travel portals like Ab-in-den-Urlaub.de or Fluege.de, already cut 200 jobs last year. According to the press statement of Unister, a total of 100 of its employees are prepared to sign a termination agreement, while 50 employees already agreed to leave the company. Furthermore, around 100 jobs will be reduced additionally via natural fluctuation in the midterm.


  • 17 July 2015: MDR Online
  • 20 July 2015: Die Welt Online


Eurofound (2015), Unister, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 84766, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/84766.