EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-03-2015
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-03-2015
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2015
Planned Job Creation: 5000

Additional Information

Due to growing business, German car manufacturer BMW is to create 5,000 jobs in Germany in the course of 2015. Worldwide, a total amount of 8,000 jobs will be created.

According to BMW's chief human resources officers, specialist in the areas of alternative power units, light construction and IT will be most sought after. Moreover, the company hopes to attract more female workers. The works council chairman had already announced the job creation in Februar, now BMW has confirmed the numbers.  

BMW currently employs  around 110,000 people worldwide and is one of the biggest car producers in Germany.

There have been several rounds of job creations in the past years (see BMW-2010, BMW-01/2011, BMW-05/2011, BMW-2013) and staff have been increasing constantly.