EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Austria
Region: Linz-Wels; Oberösterreich; Westösterreich
Location of affected unit(s): Wels


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.59 - Retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialised stores
Number Employed: 20800

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 19-06-2018
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 19-06-2018
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

The Austrian furniture retailer XXXLutz has invested € 6 million in the expansion of its headquarter in Wels, Upper Austria, to provide space for its growing e-commerce operations. Currently, 220 employees take care of the companies online shops and other activities in Austria alone. Last year XXXLutz increased online staff in Wels by 100 and currently offers additional 100 vacant positions for computer programmers and poject managers. Overall, the company employs 900 people at the site in Wels and more than 20,800 people in Austria.