Rumors brought to light by German newsmagazine Der Spiegel suggest that Volkswagen's job cuts at its western Germany factories may eventually total 30,000, 50 percent more than the 20,000 target currently on the table.
Apparently, the cuts would be necessary to increase production efficiency for the next-generation Golf at the Wolfsburg plant. As with the current round of job reductions, the additional cut would be accomplished via early retirement and voluntary termination programs. (Under an agreement with local governments in Germany, the company cannot impose involuntary layoffs before 2012.)

VW's Wolfsburg employees had hoped that the new Scirocco would be built there, only to learn that production is planned for a more efficient plant in Portugal.

[Source: Quattroruote]


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