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Employment

Manufacturing Industry on the Rise

The economic barometer of the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) grows. Production increase and stable employment are expected.

February 4, 2011

Declining Unemployment in Austria

Uunemployment could be reduced by 4.3% even in the traditionally for the labor market difficult winter months.

February 2, 2011

Strong Increase of Industrial Growth at the Beginning of the Year

The Bank Austria Purchasing Managers Index shows a strong increase in production in January 2011 due to accelerated order growth.

January 29, 2011

Austria's Growth Remains Dependent on Exports

The Austrian GDP will grow in real terms, according to WIFO, at an annual average of 2.2% per year between 2011-2015. The unemployment rate is expected to stagnate.

January 25, 2011

voestalpine: Increased Employee Participation Possible

For the CEO of the Austrian steel group, Wolfgang Eder, the increase of the participation from the current 13.3% to around 16% is envisaged.

January 21, 2011

AMS Expects Marked Relaxation of the Labor Market by 2013

The Arbeitsmarktservice (AMS, Labor Market Service) foresees a significant increase in labor supply on the Austrian labor market. Unemployment will stagnate.

January 15, 2011

Only Slight Increase in Austrian Minimum Wages

Index of Agreed Minimum Wages 2010: low increase due to economic crisis.

January 15, 2011

WKÖ endorses policy of the European Commission

The Austrian Economic Chamber welcomes the focus of the EU Commission on structural reforms, consolidation of public finances and competitiveness.

January 13, 2011

Recovery in Austria´s Labor Market Continues

The domestic labor market´s data for 2010 were better than expected. The number of job-seekers declined by 3.7%

January 8, 2011

Austrian SME as a Source of Innovation

Austria's small and medium enterprises are, according to the Small and Medium-Sized Business report, the main driver for innovations.

January 7, 2011

Downward Trend of Austrian Unemployment

Unemployment trend: Flash estimates for the fourth quarter of 2010 show an unemployment rate of 4.1%.

January 5, 2011

Social Justice shows High Levels in Austria

The Bertelsmann Foundation released a study on social justice issues in OECD countries. Austria is located among the top third.

January 4, 2011

Leitl Urges Implementation of Reform Plans

The President of the Austrian Economic Chamber shows himself pleased by the economic data 2010 and urges the continuation of educational and administrative reforms.

January 3, 2011

Experts: No Failures in the Austrian Labor Market

The last hurdles for the new EU-members to enter the Austrian labor market will fall in May 2011. However, even the unions has no concerns.

January 3, 2011

Austrian Unemployment Further Declines

Unemployment numbers go down specifically in the production sector. Long-term unemployment also declines over average.

January 2, 2011

Austrian Industry Remains on Growth Course

Bank Austria Purchasing Managers’ Index down slightly in November, but strong growth persists. Order intake increased as well as employment.

January 1, 2011

Illegal Employment Grows

One of four Austrian firms employs illegal workers from abroad.

December 29, 2010

Chamber of Labor Calls for a More Equitable Distribution

Corporate profits on one hand and reduced working hours, dismissals and wage cuts on the other, are not compatible for the Chamber of Labor.

December 28, 2010

Income Report: Workers' Wages Fell in Real Terms

In its income report, the Audit Court presents the evolution of the income of the Austrians. Increasing differences can be identified.

December 24, 2010

Above-Average Labor Market Data for Austria

Compared with Europe, there are relatively a lot of people of working age employed in Austria. The proportion of unemployed is also low.

December 21, 2010

Bank Austria´s Economic Analysis: 2% Growth in 2011

The analysis of the Austrian economy forecasts a strong recovery. Improvements in the labour market will continue, but the positive trend weakens.

December 16, 2010

More Employees in Austria, Purchasing Power and Taxes Remain High.

Austria records an employment increase of 1.2%. Purchasing power and taxes are above the international average.

December 15, 2010

Changes in Trend for the Austrian Labor Market

Imminent job cuts because of the uncertain business development.

December 13, 2010

WIFO: Austrian Manufacturing Industry in Good Position

The economic recovery driven by exports and the manufacturing industry continued in the fall: the GDP grew 2.4% over the previous year in the third quarter.

December 10, 2010

Unemployment Continued to Decline in November

Both the number of unemployed and trainees show a decline.

December 1, 2010

Europe's Public Debt and Unemployment Remain High

Austrian Institute of Economic Research: The revival of the EU states, driven by expansionary economic policies and export growth, is ebbing.

November 25, 2010

AMS: Temporary Employment Will Continue to Rise

The Chairman of the Board of the AMS (Public Employment Service), Johannes Kopf, believes that the international trend of increasing temporary employment will also take root in Austria.

November 24, 2010

Job Dissatisfaction Rises Dramatically

Austrians show themselves increasingly dissatisfied with their work. The current working climate index is at its lowest level in four years.

November 22, 2010

AE&E: Staff asks for continuity concept

The staff of A-Tec's subsidiary AE&E (Austrian Energy & Environment) call on the negotiators in the restructuring process to ensure continuity.

November 17, 2010

High Demand for Minimum Benefit

In the first month after the introduction of the minimum benefit already 14,500 applications have been submitted. A significantly lower demand had been expected.

November 15, 2010

Erste Group: Job Reduction in Hungary

The Austrian bank plans to cut 250 jobs in Hungary. Reasons are the bad loans and the introduction of the bank tax.

November 11, 2010

Fast Growth in Temporary Employment

The demand for temporary workers has increased strongly on the Austrian labor market strong, reaching almost the level before the economic crisis.

November 9, 2010

Metal Workers: Up to 3% Wage Increase

Workers in the metal industry receive a strong wage increase. The minimum wage rises by 2.5%.

November 8, 2010

Union: Call After 40 weeks of Work per Year

The Union of Salaried Employees (GPA) presents a new working model.

November 5, 2010

Manufacturing and Export Trade are Growth Driving Forces

Austria's export sector and the manufacturing industry will benefit in particular from the strong economy situation in Germany. The labor market continues being animated, particularly manufacturing industry-related areas.

November 5, 2010

Industry: Recovery Dynamics are Leveling Off

IV’s (Federation of Austrian Industries) economic barometer shows minor increases; there is a gradual return to normal capacity. Only a small momentum is to be expected in employment and earnings growth.

November 4, 2010

Working Time Flexibility Prevented Mass Unemployment

During the crisis, many German and Austrian companies flexibilized the working hours of their employees. These measures helped to ease the labor market situation.

November 4, 2010

Arbeiterkammer: Labor Force in Austria Remains Highly Profitable

The representatives of the interests of workers and employees raise criticism on the extents of wage and salary increases with a self-created study. The argument of the companies about the need to build up reserves is incorrect.

November 2, 2010

Unemployment: Sharp Decline in October

Compared with the previous year, unemployment was reduced by 8%. The decline is attributed primarily to an increase in the demand for temporary workers.

November 2, 2010

Industry: Good Prospects for 2011

The general optimism in the industry leads to the expansion of production and more personnel recruiting.

October 28, 2010

Hungarian Railway Workers Strike Against Rail Cargo

Due to employee layoffs at Rail Cargo Hungaria, the employees threaten to go on strike. Rail Cargo suffers losses both in Austria and in Hungary

October 27, 2010

Deal of the Social Partners on Immigration and Social Dumping

Introduction of the "Red-White-Red Card" to combat abuse in the labor market

October 17, 2010

Unemployment - Total number of persons unemployed down by 12.5%

In the third quarter of 2010, the total number of persons unemployed according to international definitions was 194,100, a decrease of 27,700 persons (-12.5%) compared to the third quarter of 2009.

September 30, 2010

Banks' equity - "Basel III costs 46 000 jobs"

The stricter rules for the equity of banks will reduce lending by up to 20 percent, says the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna.

July 21, 2010

Wage dumping

It is unusual that the former Austrian Trade Union Federation President Rudolf Hundstorfer finalised a draft law without a vote of social partners.

July 16, 2010

OECD’s criticism of low labour force participation of older people

In Austria, the labour market has weathered the global economic crisis better than most other OECD countries.

July 7, 2010

Lending decreased in April

More long-term loans to enterprises, decline in foreign currency loans in private sector.

July 5, 2010

Short-time work massively reduced

At the height of the crisis in April 2009, 57 000 employees were short-time workers , there were only 8313 at the beginning of July 2010.

July 2, 2010

Unemployment in euro countries unchanged

Lowest rate in Austria - Spain and Latvia, most affected Unemployment in the 16 euro countries will remain unchanged at high levels. In May the rate was ten percent, as the European statistics agency Eurostat announced on Friday in Luxembourg.

July 2, 2010

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June 30, 2010