EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks

Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Västra Götalands län; Västsverige
Location of affected unit(s): Gothenburg (Tuve)


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29 - Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers
Number Employed: 1323
Group: Volvo Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 24-08-2010
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 24-08-2010
Planned Job Creation: 200

Additional Information

Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo Trucks will hire 200 employees at their plant in Tuve, Gothenburg. The newly hired employees will initially be contracted for six months but the management hopes to hire them permanently. The reason for employing the new workers on temporary contracts is because of the uncertain market according to factory manager Johan Jinhage. Volvo Trucks have rehired employees in several rounds recently (see fact sheets 14583, 15027, 15296, 15456)