European aircraft manufacturer Airbus plans to hire 3,500 additional employees in Germany this year. Airbus had earlier announced that it wanted to employ thousands of extra people this year because the company is struggling with staff shortages hindering production.
Airbus has factories and facilities throughout Germany, including a large assembly facility in Hamburg.
According to personnel director Marco Wagner of Airbus Germany, about 1,900 new people are needed for commercial aircraft, 1,100 for defence and aerospace activities and 500 for the helicopter factory. These include electricians, engineers and cabin occupants, IT specialists, cyber security people and developers of drive systems.
For the large location in Hamburg, which now employs approximately 15,000 people, 1,300 additional employees are being sought. Airbus also has branches in, for example, the Bavarian towns of Donauwörth, Manching and Ottobrunn, as well as in Bremen.
Last year, Airbus hired 130,000 extra people worldwide. The company now employs around 134,000 people worldwide, 45,000 of whom are in Germany.