Opel plans to cut 1600 employeesSeptember 17, 2020
At Opel, people are tightening their belts because of the coronavirus crisis. Some of the savings come from downsizing, but this is not happening as quickly as Opel hoped.
In Germany, Opel will lose at least 2,100 jobs. A significant loss for the brand, which, unfortunately, is forced to cut costs due to the effects of the pandemic. Obviously, the company’s goal is to prevent forced layoffs as much as possible, which is why management tried to respond to voluntary quit with severance benefits and early retirement schemes. However, this was not enough.
The brand informed the media that to date, only about 500 people have responded to these schemes, leaving an additional 1,600 jobs on the liquidation list. Opel is currently considering options to get them to voluntarily resign as much as possible, but warns that the forced layoffs are not being publicized. The focus is reportedly on the elimination of secondary and senior positions at the head office in Rüsselsheim. Moreover, less than a month ago, it was announced that Opel also wants to sell parts of the head office and surrounding areas.
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