EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Siemens IT Solutions and Services (SIS)

Company/Organisation:
Siemens IT Solutions and Services (SIS)

Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): Likely units are in Munich, Nuremberg,Erlangen and Paderborn

Company

Sector: Information / communication
IT and other information services
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities
Number Employed: 35000
Group: Siemens

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-03-2010
Planned Job Reductions min: 4200
Planned Job Reductions max: 4200
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2011

Additional Information

Computer multinational Siemens announced on 18 March 2010 that it intends to cut 4,200 jobs at its IT subsidiary Siemens IT Solutions and Services (SIS). Around 2,000 of these job cuts will be in Germany, with the remainder in other countries. The company has said that it will aim to carry out the job reductions in as socially responsible a way as possible, although compulsory redundancies could not be completely ruled out. Employee representatives have criticised the announcement.

Siemens announced the carveout of the IT division in December 2009, justifying this step, among other things, by the need to provide the labor-intensive business with more flexible and market-oriented structures. In addition to the current plans to establish a separate legal entity, Siemens intends to create all the conditions necessary for a stand-alone operating business by the start of the new fiscal year on October 1, 2010 and to open up additional entrepreneurial options for strengthening its IT business.