Karlheinz Blessing, Volkswagen's Head of HR: Electric cars could mean "5-digit" job cuts

Karlheinz Blessing, Volkswagen's Head of HR: Electric cars could mean

The upcoming shift to electric cars which, according to a Kia study titled ‘Centre for Future Studies,’ could see the company make a quarter of all the world’s vehicles by 2041 – and a third of all new cars sold – may result in five-digit job cuts at Volkswagen (VW),  newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports.

Karlheinz Blessing, Volkswagen’s Head of HR & Organisation, told the newspaper in an interview this weekend: “It's not about dismantling a few hundred jobs.

Subscribe for just £9* to continue reading...

myGrapevine+ is packed with exclusive content for a growing community of forward-thinking HR and business leaders. These how-tos, deep dives and video interviews aren’t available anywhere else and you can set up your account in a few minutes.

* Billed via Credit/Debit card at £9 for first month, then £22.99 per month. One time use only.

Welcome Back