EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Bundesagentur für Arbeit

Bundesagentur für Arbeit

Geographic Location

Country: Germany


Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84.11 - General public administration activities
Number Employed: 115300

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 06-09-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 10000
Planned Job Reductions max: 10000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2016

Additional Information

The Federal Employment Agency Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA) intends to shed 17,000 posts by 2016 in order to save €750 million in administrative costs. The job cuts shall all be realised by natural attrition and by hiring freezes for new staff. The Bundesgentur currently employs 115,300 people.   

10000 of these job losses are to be enacted by the end of 2013.