1,050 First Solar employees still seeking jobs


The closure of the Frankfurt/Oder plant is something that is well-known by now. The production halls will definitelty come to a standstill in January according to Jochem Freyer, Head of the Job Agency in Frankfurt/Oder.

At the moment 176 employees have found new positions. Freyer says however that the fate of the 1,050 employees remains to be seen. They have been advised to immediately embark on a job search and to carefully assess all jobs around and in Berlin.

First Solar had set up a transfer company for the further qualification and handling of its employees. This is a good thing as Freyer points out. But the employees ought to step in the gas and seek new jobs.

First Solarmade it clear in Aptil that they will close their German production in Frankfurt/Oder. 260 out of the 1,200 employees are to remain in the plant until end of February to assist in the shut down of the plant.

Translated by Shamsiah Ali-Oettinger