Car manufacturer Opel is about to create some 150 new jobs in Rüsselsheim by the end of 2016. According to the company's works council, more than 3,000 new jobs have been created between 2013 and 2019/2020. Since 2013 Opel created approximately 1,400 new jobs in the areas of tool and prototype construction as well as in development (see 08.2013; 11.2014; 01.2015) while the company was subject to considerable restructuring in 2005 (see 10.2004). The company also took over 200 temporary workers and retracted 600 previously off-shored jobs. Opel furthermore plans to increase production from two to three production floors resulting in the creation of 1,500 new jobs by the end of this decade.
Opel belongs to US-American General Motors and employs around 19,000 people in Germany of around 35,000 worldwide.