Global Automaker Stellantis Announces Engineering and Technology Job Cuts Amidst Economic Uncertainty in the U.S. automotive Industry

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

Stellantis, a global automaker with subsidiaries worldwide, has announced that it will be cutting 400 engineering and technology jobs in the U.S. effective March 31. This decision represents two percent of the workforce in such positions at the company’s subsidiaries globally. The automotive industry is facing unprecedented uncertainty and increased competition, prompting Stellantis to make structural decisions to enhance efficiency and optimize its cost structure.

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union president has criticized Stellantis for laying off temporary workers earlier this month, attributing the decision to corporate greed. However, the latest contract between UAW and management resulted in approximately 3,000 temporary employees securing permanent positions. Last year, Stellantis offered severance pay for voluntary departures as part of preparations for transitioning to electric vehicles, citing the need to become more efficient.

Stellantis plans to introduce at least 25 battery-electric car models in the U.S. by 2030 as part of its strategic goals. The exact number of workers offered severance pay has not been disclosed by management. In February, it was reported that Stellantis employed 81,341 workers in North America at the end of the previous year, a decrease from 88,835 employees at the end of 2022. Despite these challenges, Stellantis remains committed to investing in its workforce and innovation to ensure a sustainable future in the automotive industry.

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