900 more jobs to go from Volvo Cars
TT/The Local · 12 Sep 2008, 10:15
Published: 12 Sep 2008 10:15 GMT+02:00
The new cuts come less than three months after the company announced plans to shed 1,200 workers in Gothenburg and Olofström in southern Sweden, as well as 500 consultant positions.
“We looking at a redundancy of about 900 people on account of our lower sales. We need to fit into a new suit and can’t afford to be adding to the team,” said Volvo spokesperson Olle Axelson to the TT news agency.
It remains unclear when the job cuts will take effect.
“We’re not giving anyone notice today. We’re going to review how to solve this redundancy. The current downsizing at Torslanda [factory in Gothenburg] will be joined by reductions in Skövde [in central Sweden] and Olofström,” said Axelson.
The company has decided to move up the closing of the third shift at the Torslanda factory to the beginning of October, rather than waiting to the end of the year as previously planned, according to Axelson.