EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Groß-Gerau; Darmstadt; Hessen
Location of affected unit(s): Rüsselsheim


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 19000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 09-04-2016
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 09-04-2016
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2016
Planned Job Creation: 150

Additional Information

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.