AvtoVAZ reduced the number of employees by 7%

The dynamics has slowed in comparison with 2015 amid the market stabilization, but there's still the problem with surplus labor force.   
On the "AvtoVAZ" now works about 41 000 people, told "Vedomosti" representative of the company. A year ago, the company had 44,000 employees. It turns out, their number decreased by almost 7%. The dynamics slowed down: in 2015 the state was reduced by 15%.

The bulk of the excess staff "AvtoVAZ" has already reduced, says the analyst "VTB Capital" Vladimir Bespalov. Unlike last year, when the Russian market of passenger cars and LCV fell by 36%, and Lada sales - by 31% (according to AEB data), this year the situation is not so dramatic. Lada sales grow for several months, and the market resumed growth in November. "AvtoVAZ" to reduce costs passed on incomplete Time mode, recalls Bespalov. In the first nine months of 2016 on salaries "AvtoVAZ" spent 14.5% less than in the first nine months of 2015 - 12.4 billion rubles. (8% of the cost was - 10.5%).

Most large-scale reduction in the number on the "AvtoVAZ" was in 2009 the market fell by 56%, and the company, which employs more than 100 000 people, left one-third of employees. A new wave of layoffs took place in 2014. The optimization had a new president, "Avtovaz" Bo Andersson. At the beginning of 2014, when he began work on "AvtoVAZ" employed about 66 500 people, said a company spokesman. In two years, the number fell by a third. "AvtoVAZ" has launched a program for the dismissal agreement of the parties in the payment of some wages. But the general director of "Rostec" Sergei Chemezov did not like to dismiss did not help to find a job. Then, in February 2016 for six months Andersson introduced a four-day work week (not allowed at this time reduction). This reduces the payout by 20%, he said. But after a record loss of 74 billion rubles. for 2015 Andersson left the company.

In the spring of 2016 the president of "AvtoVAZ" was the Frenchman Nicolas Mohr (led Dacia in Romania). He continued firing on the agreement of the parties, and the fall extended four-day week for another six months. This mode is completed in February, and to renew his company has no plans, recently said Mohr. After that, most likely, the state will continue to optimize, but solutions yet, thinks a person close to the company. "AvtoVAZ" loaded with less than half (at a power of about 1 million units a year in 2016 can produce about 400,000 cars -.. "Vedomosti"), while demand in 2017 is expected at the level of 2016 even with a four-day working week, excessive staff - about 3,000 people, said the source "Vedomosti". "AvtoVAZ" spokesman did not say whether the planned optimization.

According Bespalov, the state is likely to be reduced by 10-15% in the next two years, including through automation, optimization of the asset portfolio, outsourcing. "However, the optimization will be soft so as not to exacerbate social tensions in Togliatti", - he said. The company is trying to help with employment, says a person close to the "AvtoVAZ". The options will be more with the development of the industrial park: the factory premises rents released by the organization of production, especially automotive components, he adds. Such a project is at "Kamaz" and he himself has worked well, says the source.