• Mar 30, 2010
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Interested in a job in the automotive world? Saab has the news that you've been waiting for. According to AFP news service, production of Saab vehicles will be boosted to six times the current amount in just two short years. In order to meet that ambitious target, the automaker has announced that it will need the help of 500 more workers.

Spyker Cars, the new owners of Saab, announced the need for more workers in Paris last Wednesday. Spyker chief executive Victor Muller also laid out some future financial plans for the Saab brand. Muller said that Saab would receive $1 billion in support and plans for expanding the sales volume will result in overall profit by 2012.

Last year, Saab produced just 20,000 vehicles, though it produced over 90,000 in 2008 before it looked like (then) parent General Motors was fixin' to close up its Swedish shop.. By 2012, the company aims to produce 120,000 vehicles. Spyker anticipates that Saab will sell around 50,000 vehicles this year and slowly increase production until the 2012 target is met. Meeting the goals apparently requires a workforce of 4,000 people, which in turn requires 500 new workers, a sizable hiring uncommon in recent automotive history.

[Source: AFP via Google News]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Makes me wanna leave the US for france.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why'd you go to Paris for? The plant is in Sweden. :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd like to offer to leave my wife to work for SAAB. Is this like the french foreign legion by chance?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't think they'll have problems selling 50k of the new 9-3/9-5s. They're great cars, they just didn't come out soon enough.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't understand, just because the Netherlands is smaller than China doesn't mean that China will buy everything from the Netherlands, and has Geely ever expressed serious interest in Saab? As far as I know, the only Chinese manufacturer who really has expressed interest is BAIC...
      • 4 Years Ago
      That seems like a lot of people to build just 120000 cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yeah...that'll happen.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Kinda makes me wanna move to france even more, know now if i was to move id have a job lol.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If only I lived in Sweden and spoke the language...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Small obstacles.