250 jobs to go at Volvo Car as it starts taking a brake


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Friday, 02 September 2011
Volvo Cars Corporation sees incipient stormy clouds in the horizon and is taking strategic precaution – to reduce weekly production by 275 cars. This means that 250 jobs will disappear.
Per-�ke Fr�berg, press officer at Volvo Cars, said to the Gothenburg newspaper, G�teborgs-Posten that there were "many questions before the fall" and that "it is difficult to say how the markets evolves."
“It feels good to be a little cautious,” he says.


The crux of the matter is that Volvo Car Corporation has decided to prematurely end its current production of so-called rolling respite care, a system that has been in operation for two weeks in order to quickly get up production of cars.

As such, today it has a production rate of 53 cars per hour at Torslanda factory. The decision means that it reduces the volume of production by 275 cars a week, although the rate per hour is maintained.

Now the rolling relief of October will be closed down instead and there will be a transition to permanent relief. The intention was to continue with rolling relief to the end of the year.

The shift in the shape of the rotation means 250 jobs will disappear.
“Since there are 700 people from agencies inside the operation, it's from that group that the reduction will take place from October,” said Michael S�llstr�m, shop floor workers Union chairman of the club at Volvo Cars.
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