Stellantis Announces Job Cuts for U.S. Engineering and Technology Staff Amid Transition to Electric Vehicles

Stellantis to Cut 400 Jobs in US, Increase Production of Electric Vehicles

Stellantis, a leading manufacturer with subsidiaries worldwide, has announced that it will be cutting 400 engineering/technology and software jobs in the U.S. on March 31st. This decision accounts for two percent of the workforce in such positions at the company, as the automotive industry faces unprecedented uncertainty and increased competition. To enhance efficiency and optimize costs, Stellantis is making structural decisions to streamline its operations.

In February, it was reported that Stellantis employed 81,341 workers in North America, down from 88,835 employees at the end of 2022. Despite this decrease in employment numbers, Stellantis plans to introduce at least 25 battery-electric car models in the U.S. by 2030 as part of its strategic goals. The company’s commitment to innovation and sustainability is reflected in these plans to transition away from traditional gasoline-powered vehicles towards electric ones.

Earlier this month, United Auto Workers (UAW) union president criticized Stellantis for laying off temporary workers in the U.S., attributing the decision to corporate greed. However, recent contract negotiations between UAW and management have resulted in approximately 3,000 temporary employees securing permanent positions.

It’s worth noting that last year, Stellantis offered severance pay for voluntary departures as part of preparations for transitioning to electric vehicles. The exact number of workers offered severance pay has not been disclosed by management.

Overall, while there are certainly challenges facing the automotive industry as a whole – including job cuts and shifting consumer preferences – Stellantis remains committed to innovation and sustainability through its strategic goals and plans for future growth.

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