Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.1 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores

800 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
30 August 2016
Employment effect (start)
30 August 2016
Foreseen end date


Multinational supermarket chain SPAR announced to hire 800 new employees in Austria in the course of taking over former Zielpunkt branches.

The Austrian subsidiary of the Dutch based retail chain SPAR will operate 28 branches (16 of which in Vienna) of Zielpunkt which declared bankruptcy in November 2015 as reported by Eurofound. The company is however facing difficulties finding personnel with suitable qualifications. Therefore, part of the former Zielpunkt staff including apprentices will be kept. Additionally, SPAR announced further investments in the training of new apprentices. So far 500 new employees were hired but the company is currently looking for additional 300 employees.


  • 30 August 2016: Die Presse
  • 30 August 2016: Kurier
  • 27 August 2016: orf online


Eurofound (2016), SPAR Österreichische Warenhandels, Business expansion in Austria, factsheet number 88474, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88474.