In the German media was already previously reported that the cutbacks was to come to Volkswagen, which was also previously a lot of jobs deleted on his main brand. At the end of last year, the total Volkswagen group of approximately 656.000 employees, of which approximately 291.000 in the German market. The deletion of the jobs must be done by workers on early retirement, and no people to replace such vacancies. “Due to automation of routine tasks, the company assumes that 5,000 to 7,000 jobs will disappear at 2023," says the brand in a press release.Read also Volkswagen wants in coming years, more electric cars and cheap model making
It is going to be extra jobs that disappear, on top of an existing restructuring, which runs until 2020. Are 30.000 jobs being phased out, of which some 23,000 in Germany. This was all in 2016 reached an agreement with the trade unions. There were also 9,000 jobs announced, in forward-looking activities such as software development. Redundancies until 2025 excluded.
The treatment must be billions to save costs. Volkswagen says the money to have to pay close attention with regard to the heavy investments in electric cars and autonomous driving. By the mes in the cost to convert wants Volkswagen to prevent this should be reflected in the prices. Yesterday the company announced yet in the coming years, nearly seventy new electric models on the market.