EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Köln; Nordrhein-Westfalen
Location of affected unit(s): Köln


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

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 10-06-2014
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 11-06-2014
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2014
Planned Job Creation: 500

Additional Information

Car manufacturer Ford is to create 500 jobs for engineers within 2014 at its development center in Cologne. By now, 400 of the engineers already work there as temporary workers.

Ford employs around 24,000 people in Germany, 17,000 of them in Cologne where the Ford Fiesta is produced for the whole European region.  

Between June 2011 and June 2012, Ford has already set up 700 new jobs at its site in Cologne after having cut 1,300 jobs in 2005.