Saab group announces jobs cuts Goteborg - efficiency measures
Monday, 23 September 2013
Defence and security company Saab announces that it is to reduce its
headcount by 150-175 employees within Business area Electronic Defence
Systems in Gothenburg, Sweden.
This will be done through a competence shift programme. The reductions
are the result of decreased business volumes and a current
according to a press release from the company, in connection with the
January-June 2013 interim report released on July 19, Saab announced
measures would be taken to increase efficiency during 2013. The
measures being presented today within Business area Electronic Defence
Systems are crucial in order to ensure that Saab will achieve its long
“We are a world leader within radar systems and are continuing to
invest in the product portfolio in order to be even more competitive in
the present technological shift. Reduced business volumes have resulted
in under-utilisation of resources and staff. We must constantly adapt
our business to ensure that we stay competitive on the global market,"
says Micael Johansson, Head of Saab’s Business area Electronic Defence
Reductions in numbers of staff will be made through a competence shift
programme based on voluntary participation. Staff will be encouraged to
take up other positions within Saab or opt to leave the company with
the help of various support initiatives.
"Competence shift following staff redundancy has been successfully
implemented previously at our operations in Gothenburg and at other
major Swedish companies. I am optimistic that this situation will
present good opportunities for our employees," says Micael Johansson.
Saab's Business area Electronic Defence Systems in Gothenburg has
approximately 1 200 employees and develops and produces world-leading
Source: Press release from Saab
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