Porsche is looking to fill 1,400 jobs in for its expanded factory in Leipzig, where the new Macan SUVlet will be built by the end of the year. A lot of these jobs will go to current Opel workers, says Germany’s Focus.
According to the report, Porsche received 32,000 applications for the 1,400 jobs, “most of them by Opel workers in Bochum, where the plant will be closed by the end of 2014.” Porsche is looking for 1,000 workers and 400 engineers. Already, a complete Opel team changed sides to work in the new paint shop in Leipzig.
Changing jobs is more attractive to younger workers. Workers who have been at Opel for decades will make more money by waiting to get fired before the plant closes and to collect very generous severance payments of between $200,000 and $300,000.