Germany’s Daimler to cut at least 10,000 jobs over 3 years
The company had said November 14 that it plans to slash costs by 1.4 billion euros.
German automaker Daimler said on Friday, November 29, that it plans to cut at least 10,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2022. It plans not to fill some vacant posts and to offer severance packages in Germany to reduce administrative jobs.
The company had said November 14 that it plans to slash costs by 1.4 billion euros ($1.54 billion) by cutting every tenth managerial position and through other measures, but didn't give details.
A statement released Friday said Daimler had agreed with its employee council on principles to slim down the company structure and the two sides will work on implementation details over the coming weeks.
It said in the statement that the company, which employs about 300,000 people, aims to cut "thousands" of jobs worldwide over three years. Personnel chief Wilfried Porth specified that a low five-digit number of posts will go, news agency dpa reported.
"We will make the measures as socially responsible as possible," Porth said.
Daimler said that, in addition to the job-cutting drive, there will be offers to employees to reduce weekly working time, while the company will extend only "very restrictively" expiring contracts for temporary administrative workers.
CEO Ola Kallenius told reporters in mid-November that the European Union's stricter specifications on carbon dioxide emissions and the transition to more electric vehicles are squeezing the Stuttgart-based company's bottom line.
He said Daimler was also being hurt in the trade war between China and the United States, with new duties being placed on US-built cars that are exported to China.
US officials said that a small number of additional Marines were... READ MORE
From midnight of December 31. READ MORE
Ghosn's sudden departure from Japan is nearly as dramatic as was his... READ MORE
On the allegations of carrying literature about Afghan jihad and the... READ MORE
KT journalists are stationed across the country to bring you the... READ MORE
The proposal was beamed on the Burj Khalifa hours before the world's... READ MORE
Baby boy Hassan was born at 12:01 am. READ MORE
KT has had a Happiness Editor on our rolls since 2015 whose job it is ... READ MORE