EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Hessen
Location of affected unit(s): Rüsselsheim


Sector: Professional services
Scientific research and development
72.19 - Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
Number Employed: 6000
Group: GM

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 02-08-2013
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2013
Planned Job Creation: 300

Additional Information

Car manufacturer Opel will strengthen research and development activities in Germany, while cutting blue collar jobs in manufacturing. In 2013, 300 new posts for engineers shall be created at the International Development Centre in Ruesselsheim, Hesse. The engineers shall work on new models for the European car market.

For previous restructuring see Opel 2012 (a) and Opel 2012 (b).