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Saab employees looking for a way out

Published onsdag 4 maj 2011 kl 12.35

Engineers and other staff currently employed by troubled car manufacturer Saab Automobile are looking for a way out and many, it seems, are applying for positions at the other Swedish-based car manufacturer, Volvo.

Volvo, which was sold to Chinese company Geely last year, is expanding and expect to hire at least 500 new staff this year according to Erica Wikman, HR officer at Volvo.

“We have seen that it is quite many from Saab who are applying for the positions,” she told newspaper Dagens Industri.

But, she added, Volvo is not trying to steal Saab staff away. They are in the area of Gothenburg so it is only natural that they are applying for jobs in the area, she said.

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