EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28.1 - Manufacture of general-purpose machinery
Number Employed: 132000
Group: Bosch

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 09-03-2016
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 02-03-2016
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2016
Planned Job Creation: 2100

Additional Information

On 2 March 2016, German technology provider Bosch announced to create some 2,100 new jobs during 2016. The company is mostly looking to recruit software and IT specialists. This job creation is part of its global growth programme with the aim of keeping up with technological changes, most of all the “internet of things”. Apart from Germany, new jobs will also be created in China (2,100) and India (3,500). With regard to German sites, job creation also takes place due to fluctuation of staff.

This is the second time within a year that Bosch recruits employees in Germany (see 03.2015). Bosch currently employs around 375,000 worldwide. Over 130,000 employees work in Germany. In 2015, the company has generated sales of over €70 billion.