Business expansion
Västsverige; Västra Götalands län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Scientific Research And Development
72 - Scientific research and development

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
29 March 2011
Employment effect (start)
30 March 2011
Foreseen end date
30 August 2011


Volvo Cars Cooperation has recently experienced a period of strong growth and will recruit about 1,000 new jobs in Gothenburg and another 200 in Gent. Most of the new jobs (about 900) will be for engineers in research and development. The company intends to expand its operations to enable the development of highly competitive and fuel efficient products and technologies. In particular, Volvo is seeking to build expertise in electric cars. According to the company, the recruitment is among the largest in the history of Volvo.

However, on 25 August 2011 Volvo representatives announced that the company is struggling to recruit the 1000 engineers due to housing shortage in Gothenburg.  Only 400 of 1000 engineers are expected to have been recruted by the end of 2011.


  • 25 August 2011: Dagens Industri
  • 29 March 2011: Di.se


Eurofound (2011), Volvo Car Corporation, Business expansion in Sweden, factsheet number 71805, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71805.