AB Volvo to cut its white-collar workforce by 4100 positions during the second half of 2020

Truck- and construction equipment maker AB Volvo is planning to lay off its white-collar workforce by around 4,100 positions during the second half of this year, it said in a statement on today, citing the results of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Corona epidemic and the global measures taken to fight it has led to a market situation impacting our industry severely,” Volvo CEO Martin Lundstedt said in a statement.

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“The effects are expected to be lower demand going forward and we need to continue to adjust our organization accordingly.”

Volvo said around 15% of the expected reductions were consultants, adding that about 1,250 positions were expected to be laid off in Sweden.

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