March 18, 2020 / 3:45 PM / 19 days ago

Thyssenkrupp considers shortened working hours due to coronavirus

DUESSELDORF, Germany, March 18 (Reuters) - Thyssenkrupp , a key supplier to the automotive industry, will consider all options to keep staff employed in light of numerous carmakers shutting down production, a management board member said on Wednesday.

This includes applying for short-time working allowances to keep paying staff in times of lower production, Chief Human Resources Officer Oliver Burkhard said in a statement. (Reporting by Tom Kaeckenhoff; Writing by Christoph Steitz; Editing by Riham Alkousaa)

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