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Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
Number Employed: 22000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 10-12-2008
Planned Job Reductions min: 2000
Planned Job Reductions max: 2000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2009
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2009
Direct Dismissals: 2000

Additional Information

Rolls-Royce, a company that operates in the engineering sector, has announced that it is to cut up to 2,000 jobs during 2009. The company employs around 39,000 people worldwide, with 22,000 of its workforce in the UK. 150 jobs will be lost at its East Kilbride site in Scotland currently employing 1,100 staff and the company committed to implement most of the losses through voluntary severance and natural attrition. Rolls-Royce has also opened discussions about cutting 140 jobs at their Assembly and Test department in Derby in the East Midlands. The company blamed the job losses on both global economic conditions and delays on the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 projects.

In February 2009, the company announced 100 additional redundancies and in December 2009 a further 78, both in its East Kilbride site and both included in the numbers announced in December 2008.