EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Gelsenkirchen, Kreisfreie Stadt; Münster; Nordrhein-Westfalen
Location of affected unit(s): Gelsenkirschen


Sector: Utilities
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
35.1 - Electric power generation, transmission and distribution
Number Employed: 750
Group: Uniper

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 08-10-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 700
Planned Job Reductions max: 700
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Other Job Reduction Measures: 700

Additional Information

At the beginning of October 2021 the German energy company Uniper announced it will restructure its business and 700 employees will loose their jobs in its plant in Gelsenkirchen in North-Rhine Westphalia. The company explained this move with poor business development and its planning to move into the field of renewable energies. The job cuts will mainly affect electricians, engineers and other personnel. So far, no time frame was released for the redundancies.

Uniper employs a total of 12,000 employees worldwide and announced to shed a total of 1,100 jobs. Other plants will also be affected in The Netherlands and in UK.