Bmw creating 2,600 new jobs on electric and hybrid systems

Article by Christian A., on December 8, 2010

BMW AG intends to hire 2,600 new employees by 2011. This move is driven by plans to raise sales by 10 percent in 2010 and to develop cleaner technology.

BMW spokesman Michael Rebstock says BMW aims to add expertise in electric vehicles, hybrid powertrains and cleaner combustion engines to develop models with lower carbon-dioxide emissions that meet environmental regulators' demands for cleaner-running cars.

In the two years to 2009, BMW cut back the workforce by 11,000 employees to 96,230 as part of CEO Norbert Reithofer's cost-cutting measures to increase profitability.

BMW now wants to hire more personnel for research and development and purchasing and sales jobs. BMW hopes to grow from an anticipated 1.4 million deliveries in 2010 to 2 million deliveries by 2020. Other German automakers are also hiring. Within 5 years, about 50,000 jobs could be created globally by Volkswagen AG.

Personnel chief Horst Neumann told the Handelsblatt newspaper that VW is planning to have 10 percent of these positions in Germany, its second-biggest market after China. VW spokesman Stefan Ohletz confirmed Neumann's statements.

In 2010, Daimler AG has added 400 workers at its factory in Rastatt, Germany, where it builds Mercedes-Benz A- and B-class models, said Daimler spokeswoman Nicole Kicherer. Daimler also intends to hire 2,500 more employees at a new Mercedes small-car plant in Hungary. [via bloomberg]

Topics: bmw, electric car, hybrid

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