EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Škoda Auto

Škoda Auto

Geographic Location

Country: Czechia
Region: Stredocesky; Stredni Cechy


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 26000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 25-05-2006
Planned Job Reductions min: 2800
Planned Job Reductions max: 2800
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Škoda Auto, the leading Czech car manufacturer, announced it had introduced a personnal audit verifying the usefulness of employment positions in the company, namely in administration, maintenance, logistics and spare parts distribution. This measure is seen as a threat to 2,800 jobs. According to personnel director Martin Jahn, who denies the speculation about the number of dismissals, the company considers some workers to be transferred within the company and some production activities to be outsourced at the national level. The German mother group Volkswagen has also introduced a saving programme that could reduce the workforce by 20,000 people.