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Exclusive OT: Federal-Mogul to expand team, new investors come to Ploiesti

While Federal-Mogul is set to expand its team, new investors are coming into Ploiesti to add more than 500 jobs to the city this year, Simona Scutaru, Service Center Site leader & HR Country Manager Federal-Mogul Motorparts tells Outsourcing Today.

2016-03-09 15:27:28 - by Bogdan Tudorache

"Although the unemployment rate is low, we still find good expertise in the market, doubled by the fact that there are new generations graduating and willing to learn and develop their career. If we refer to Ploiesti, we have here one of the lowest unemployment rates in Romania (bellow 4%), while 20+ multinationals are present on the local market (US, Japanese, Italian, German)," she says.

"At least two more multinationals will open manufacturing facilities in Ploiesti by the end of 2016 – beginning of 2017, creating an additional of 500 plus jobs. We believe that although the competition is high, we attract and keep in the company the right capabilities to develop our local business."

Federal-Mogul opened a first facility in Romania in 2014. It has a 120-employee shared service center in Bucharest. Last year it perfected an investment of about 67 million USD into a Ploiesti factory, according to local press.

And the company expands.

"As we are developing our businesses in Romania, we are more in the moment to expand our team and less in replacing people-on-the-move. Generally, employers fight to cut turnover mainly for white collars and management through additional benefits and flexible work time. Building a positive and feed-forward based culture is one of the main pillars is building employees` trust and loyalty to our company," says Scutaru.


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