The German automotive group Daimler plans to cut more than 15,000 jobs, more than the number that the company originally managed and which has increased as a result of the corona virus crisis.
The group, which employs around 300,000 people worldwide, will not only limit itself to layoffs for operational reasons, but will also provide for massive staff cuts, as the company’s own HR manager Wilfried Porth states. to the SWR chain.
Although around 10,000 and 15,000 employees were initially considered, Porth has confirmed that this number may be higher. “And we have to do it to avoid further layoffs,” he added.
The company launched a savings plan last autumn that required savings of 1,400 million euros in personnel, reports the DPA news agency.
At this point, Porth emphasized that it is not time to take new measures, but to make greater use of the measures that are already in place.