Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.24 - Public order and safety activities

800 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 January 2016
Employment effect (start)
26 January 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2016


Austrian federal police forces announced their decision to hire 1,500 new employees in 2016. Taking into account retirements in the upcoming year 800 new jobs will be created all over Austria, but predominantly in Vienna. New employees will partly be police officers but also used for 'compensatory Schengen measures' (Ausgleichsmaßnahmen Schengen, AGM). AGM-officers are to compensate for the abolition of internal border controls due to the Schengen convention and to combat cross-border crimes, as the Federal Ministry for the Interior (Bundesministerium für Inneres, BMI) declared in an official statement (APA, 26.1.2016).


  • 26 January 2016: APA-OTS Austria Press Agency Group
  • 26 January 2016: Vienna.at
  • 26 January 2016: Krone.at


Eurofound (2016), Bundespolizei, Business expansion in Austria, factsheet number 86280, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86280.