2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
Daimler employees can look to the future with confidence. Your jobs are expected to be secure this year, as HR manager Wilfried Porth said.
A sigh of relief for the Daimler employees: the attractive business at the car manufacturer is also paying off for the employees. "In 2010 Daimler is expected to keep employment stable around the world or increase it slightly," said personnel manager Wilfried Porth in an interview with the German press agency dpa in Stuttgart. Last year, the premium manufacturer cut 16,000 jobs, 5000 of them in Germany. “You can tell that the export demand is picking up again. It's different from a year and a half ago, "Porth said.
Settings in Brazil
“We have hired people again in Brazil, we will bring employees back in the USA to represent the increasing sales there. There will also be growth in the new plant in Hungary and China. " In Germany, however, the optimistic mood will not yet be reflected in the number of employees.
"In Germany there are still some voluntary adjustment offers," said the manager. This will slightly reduce the number of jobs. However, Porth emphasized: “There will be no layoffs in Germany. We definitely have no plans for it."
Even in the course of the cooperation with Renault-Nissan, Daimler will not cut any jobs. "We have invested heavily in the powertrain locations and will continue to invest there, and these investments cannot be simply pushed back and forth," said the Chief Human Resources Officer. "We have a clear interest in utilizing these invested capacities." Drive components such as transmissions, motors and axles are manufactured in the powertrain plants. These include the plants in Hamburg, Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, Berlin and the wholly-owned subsidiary MDC Power GmbH in Kölleda.
No image problem through cooperation
Porth does not see any problems for the image of the Stuttgart company because of the cooperation. “Working with Renault means there is no risk of Daimler's image being watered down - but we will of course also pay attention to that. We will make sure that our genes can be found in the Smart,”emphasized Porth. "In the end, the customer will have a Mercedes or Smart in their hands - we will take care of that."
Last week, the Stuttgart-based company agreed in a car alliance with Renault-Nissan to build small cars together. In addition, cooperation on electric drives, light commercial vehicles and the exchange of engines was agreed. The board member did not rule out further partnerships with other car manufacturers: "We are open to further partnerships if we see the technical necessities and additional opportunities arise from it."
The car manufacturer has 256,000 employees worldwide, 163,000 of them in Germany. The number of apprentices at Daimler AG is 7,000 across all age groups and 9,000 across the group. "That's 40 percent of all apprentices at German car manufacturers," explained the Labor Director. The car manufacturer also trains over 30 percent more young people than would be necessary for its own offspring in the company. The proportion of women among apprentices is 21 percent. “It must be remembered that at Daimler, 70 percent of us are in technical professions.” (dpa)