MUNICH -- BMW CEO Oliver Zipse told a works meeting on Friday that the automaker would keep its global staffing level stable through the end of next year, attendees of the meeting told Reuters.
The company and its works council also discussed not filling vacancies in administration and reducing temporary employment, Zipse was quoted as saying.
Zipse said there would be no forced layoffs, the attendees of the meeting in Munich said.
BMW plans to cut as many as 6,000 jobs in Germany by 2022 as part of its cost-savings effort, according to a report in Manager Magazin last week.
Most of the positions would be eliminated at the automaker’s headquarters in Munich, Germany, the business magazine reported.