Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.10 - Passenger rail transport, interurban

700 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
18 January 2017
Employment effect (start)
18 January 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


On 18 January 2017, German national railways company Deutsche Bahn (DB) announced plans to create up to 700 new jobs for IT experts in 2017. DB's human resources manager explained that the new positions will be created for research, development and timetable optimisation.

Deutsche Bahn seeks to become more customer-friendly and therefore developed a new strategic programme. The creation of the new jobs is part of this programme.

Already in 2016, Deutsche Bahn created 1,200 new jobs for train drivers, see (Deutsche Bahn, 2016). Deutsche Bahn and its subsidiaries currently employs around 195,000 employees in Germany and around 300,000 worldwide.


  • 18 January 2017: Handelsblatt (print)
  • 18 January 2017: wallstreet-online.de


Eurofound (2017), Deutsche Bahn, Business expansion in Germany, factsheet number 90263, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90263.