EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Wolfsburg, Kreisfreie Stadt; Braunschweig; Niedersachsen
Location of affected unit(s): Wolfsburg


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 1500
Group: Volkswagen

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 11-05-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 11-05-2017
Planned Job Creation: 600

Additional Information

On 11 May 2017, Volkswagen, Europe's largest car producer announced to create 600 new jobs in Wolfsburg, Germany. These new positions will be created at the company's newly opened IT department. Volkswagen wants to expand the IT knowledge of the company due to digitalisation.

The company is looking for both soft and hardware experts. The new IT site in Wolfsburg is offering space for 1,500 employees. About 800 employees moved already to the new building. In 2016, Volkswagen announced to cut up to 23,000 jobs in Germany (Volkswagen, 2016).

Volkswagen employs about 15,000 IT experts worldwide.