BMW looking for 2,600 new workers for electric, hybrid systems

BMW, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of luxury automobiles is ramping up its hiring as it expands its lineup to meet environmental demands for cleaner-running cars. A spokesperson for the company said that the company plans to add 1,300 employees this year, and another 1,300 next year. The company seeks to add expertise in electric vehicle technology, hybrid powertrains, and cleaner combustion engines in order to develop cars with lower emissions.

The company scaled back its workforce to 96,230 employees at the end of 2009 from 107,539 2 years earlier.

About 1,000 new workers were introduced on average in 2008 and 2009. Right now, the company is seeking research and development employees as well as purchasing and sales specialists as it seeks to increase sales this year by about 10% to more than 1.4 million deliveries.

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: Bloomberg