There are tough times even for the rental car industry – the demand for rental cars has never been as low as now. Now Hertz Sweden is forced to short-term 90 percent of its staff.
As a result of the effects of the corona virus, demand for rental cars are at historically low levels. Hertz Sweden has therefore decided to short-term lay-off 90 percent of its employees around Sweden. It affects all functions and departments of the company.
The airport offices are particularly hard hit where demand is in principle nonexistent. This may mean temporary closures of certain rental offices with references to Hertz self-service kiosks where you can collect keys for cars.
The rental car industry plays an important role in the transport sector and in our society, not least from a mobility and sustainability perspective. We are conducting a joint dialogue with various authorities to see how together we can reduce the costs for the industry, says Hertz Sweden’s CEO Mattias Wäne.
Right now, our priority is to take care of our existing customers and our employees. We also have many franchisees around Sweden who are doing a fantastic job and we are doing our best to also give them support during this difficult time that we are all going through. These are incredibly tough times for the rental car industry, says Mattias Wäne.