EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 185000
Group: DaimlerChrysler

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-07-2006
Planned Job Reductions min: 3200
Planned Job Reductions max: 3200
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-08-2006
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2008

Additional Information

After reducing its production workforce by 8,500 in the course of a major restructuring, German car manufacturer DaimlerChrysler announced to cut 6,000 administrative positions worldwide. In Germany, 3,200 jobs in areas like finance, human resources and strategic planning will be shed. The total reductions, which amount to 20 percent of the 30,000 people employed in management, will be carried out by the end of 2008. The German works council and DaimlerChrysler now agreed to exclude direct dismissals till the end of 2007.