Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.72 - Retail sale of footwear and leather goods in specialised stores

130 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 February 2016
Employment effect (start)
25 February 2016
Foreseen end date


Austrian shoe retail group 'Leder & Schuh' has reported 130 dismissals to the Public Employment Service's (AMS) early warning system. The job cuts will affect 65 employees at the company's headquarter in Graz, Styria, and further 65 in stores. The group will concentrate business on two chains, 'Humanic' and 'Shoe4You'; 'Stiefelkönig' and 'Jello' on the other hand will not be continued.

The redundancies are part of a bundle of restructuring measures. A year ago, 65 jobs were cut and only recently, the company has sold part of its stores in Germany. According to management, restructuring has been successful, therefore no further cuts are planned. Currently, Leder & Schuh employs 1,765 people in Austria.


  • 25 February 2016: Wirtschaftsblatt
  • 25 February 2016: Die Presse (online)
  • 25 February 2016: Der Standard


Eurofound (2016), Leder & Schuh, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 86589, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86589.