Chip Shortage at Daimler: Thousands of Workers Temporarily Unemployed Again

There is still a global shortage of computer chips in the automotive sector. The German car manufacturer Daimler is going to put thousands of workers on temporary unemployment in at least two of its factories, the German press agency DPA was informed.


It would be the Mercedes factories in Rastatt and Bremen. The measure will be announced by management on Wednesday and will take effect from Friday until the end of next week. More than 12,000 workers were affected in Bremen and about 6,500 in Rastatt.

Only employees in crucial positions or those who are engaged in ‘strategic projects’ remain at work.

It is not the first time that the band has been shut down in the factories. That happened earlier this year, also because of the chip shortage. Daimler said on Wednesday that it was negotiating with the producers. ‘The situation is volatile’, it sounds.

Other car manufacturers such as Volkswagen and Volvo also had to adjust their production due to the chip shortage.

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