EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Rheinmetall Waffe Munition

Rheinmetall Waffe Munition

Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Location of affected unit(s): Unterlüß, Kassel, Bremen


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
25.4 - Manufacture of weapons and ammunition
Number Employed: 8000
Group: Rheinmetall AG

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 03-03-2022
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 03-03-2022
Planned Job Creation: 1000

Additional Information

The company Rheinmetall, one of Germany's major producers of military equipment like weapons, ammunition, and vehicles, has announced it will create 1000 new jobs in its devisions weapons and ammunition and vehicle systems with productions sites located in Unterlüß, Kassel and Bremen. 

The company is to create almost 1,000 jobs in Germany in 2022, of which 700 have already been filled in mid-june 2022. The firm aims to recruit several thousand people a year to support its growth. Germany accounts for more than 900 of the 1,300 vacancies currently advertised by the company, many of them IT jobs as well as engineering posts.