Automotive: 60% of dealers consider job cuts

More than half of the dealers (60%) are considering “reductions of jobs from of the first quarter ”, because of the supply problems which paralyze the automobile sector , announced on Tuesday the president of the National Council of the professions of the automobile (CNPA).

The estimate results from “tests that we have just done with companies “, specified on BFM Business Francis Bartholomé, at the head of the organization which brings together dealers, rental companies and garage owners. To avoid these job cuts, the CNPA is asking the government to improve its support for partial unemployment.

Two galley years

After a year 2020 plagued by the Covid pandemic – 19 , the automotive market has had to face in 2021 a shortage of electronic chips. Due to the explosion in delivery times, new car sales have fallen and are expected to be lower than those recorded in 2020.

This phenomenon has repercussions at the end of the chain on a sector that employs 60. people, alerted Francis Bartholomé. In dealerships, sellers are already penalized by these difficulties, their sales bonuses being awarded in some cases only to the delivery of vehicles. “”Many dealers have done what was necessary so that employees are not too penalized””, assured Francis Bartholomé, who evokes compensation.