Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35 - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

3,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 November 2015
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


Enel, a multinational producer and distributor of electricity and gas, announced a net reduction of the headcount by 3,000 units in Italy. The dismissals are part of an ambitious global restructuring plan, involving a shift toward the production of renewable energy.

As for Italy, the group reached with unions an agreement providing for 6,000 early retirements over the next five years and the simultaneous hiring of 3,000 young workers. At global level, the plan entails 9,200 dismissals and 4,500 hirings out of a total workforce of 68,000 workers between 2016 and 2019.

The group will spend about 1 billion EUR to fund the dismissals. A similar plan was already adopted in 2013, with the early retirement of 4,000 workers and the entrance of 2,800 young people.

Trade unions expressed satisfaction for the agreement as it enables a significant generational turnover while guaranteeing older workers in case of legislative changes affecting pension requirements. For previous factsheet concerning Enel, see EnelIT-2009.


  • 27 November 2015: Corriere della sera
  • 27 November 2015: Trade union - press release


Eurofound (2015), Enel, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 85567, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/85567.