Internal restructuring
Ostösterreich; Wien;
Location of affected unit(s)
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35.13 - Distribution of electricity

100 - 300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 June 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2017
Foreseen end date
31 October 2018


Regional energy supplier Wien Energie, part of the city-owned Wiener Stadtwerke Holding AG, announced it will restructure its distribution and marketing division, which will affect an estimated 150 employees.

Job reductions are in line the overall Wiener Stadtwerke cost-saving strategy, which aims to scale back its 16.100 headed staff by 850 to 900 members across several holdings by October 2018. Wien Energie recently hired a new sales director who is tasked with implementing cost-efficient business structures by the start of September 2017. Media sources suggest that jobs will be reduced through means of early retirement and natural attrition.

Currently, Wien Energie employs about 2537 staff members. Reportedly, by June 2017, over 100 employees have already gone into early retirement.   


  • 9 June 2017: Der Standard
  • 11 July 2017: Tiroler Tageszeitung Online
  • 9 June 2017: orf online
  • 9 June 2017: orf online


Eurofound (2017), Wien Energie, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 91458, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91458.