Opel may be scrapping up to 4,100 jobs. The first 2,100 jobs will disappear in the next five years, after which another 2,000 people will have to leave the German brand until 2029. An initiate reports this to Bloomberg news agency.
The aforementioned number of 4,100 jobs is equivalent to approximately 14 percent of the workforce at Opel, which is part of the French PSA.
The Opel staff was reported to have been informed of the plans on Monday, Bloomberg writes. PSA has not yet responded to the news.
Earlier this week it was announced that until 2030 around 410,000 workers in Germany could lose their jobs due to the switch to electric driving. In the production of combustion engines and parts, among other things, 88,000 jobs could disappear in the next ten years, Handelsblatt reported on Monday.
The transition to electric driving was mentioned by Bloomberg at the beginning of December as the cause of job cuts in the automotive industry. According to the news agency, more than 80,000 jobs were lost in the automotive sector worldwide last year.
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