Runtastic Lays off 70 employees


The restructuring at the German sporting goods manufacturer Adidas is now also affecting the Austrian subsidiary, the fitness app provider Runtastic.

In a broadcast yesterday, the Pasching-based company announced that it would be downsizing. Around 70 of the 250 jobs in Austria will be cut in the coming months. The measures are necessary “to lead the company successfully into the future”. The corona pandemic in particular has “strongly influenced and changed” the demand for training and fitness apps.

In addition, the “Adidas Training” app will be discontinued in the coming months in order to be able to concentrate on the core product, the “Adidas Running” app. This would also reduce the number of projects and teams.

Affected employees were informed at an internal meeting on Thursday. In the coming days, the management will hold one-on-one meetings “to find individual solutions”. “We regret the effects of the decision and are doing everything we can to make the change process respectful,” Runtastic boss Scott Dunlap is quoted as saying in the current broadcast. One is already in exchange with other companies in order to “become active as an intermediary”.

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