Opel plans to cut another thousand jobs. This particularly applies to work in the center of development and administration, reports the German Wirtschaftswoche. Opel does not want to lay off people but wants to achieve further reductions in staff through early retirement or voluntary departures. Opel declined to confirm the reports.
At the end of 2021, around 7,000 people were still working in development and offices at Opel. Unions have previously reached an agreement with parent company Stellantis to stay on the job until 2027. This means there will be no redundancies until then.
Since the takeover of Opel by the former PSA, thousands of jobs have already been lost. For example, the main development center in Rüsselsheim, with several thousand employees, was largely taken over in 2019 by the technical service provider Segula Technologies. “The next blow shows that the initial fear that development will disappear completely at Opel now seems to be true,” Wirtschaftswoche notes.