Volkswagen Has Created About 123,000 New Jobs Since 2007

Monday, December 30, 2013

Since 2007, the workforce of the Volkswagen Group has grown by about 248,000 employees, representing a rise of 76 percent. This increase includes 123,000 new jobs created throughout the world and around 125,000 employees of companies newly integrated into the Group. As of the end of 2013 (figures for Nov. 30), the Volkswagen Group has about 573,000 employees, including some 260,000 in Germany. This is more than ever before.

“Volkswagen continues to be successful," said Dr. Horst Neumann, ,member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft responsible for Human Resources.  "Our cars make customers enthusiastic and this success is also reflected by employment.  The number of employees has grown strongly over the past six years. At the same time, we have also significantly improved our productivity and earnings.”

In 2007, when the Group adopted its Strategy 2018 with a new management team, the Volkswagen Group had around 325,000 employees throughout the world. Some 573,000 people now work for the Group. This increase of 248,000 employees includes about 123,000 newly created jobs, almost 44,000 of them in Germany.  One hundred twenty-five thousand employees came to the Group with Scania, MAN, and Porsche Holding Salzburg, as well as Porsche AG and Ducati.

“The Volkswagen Group is a strong and reliable motor for employment in Germany and Europe as well as throughout the world," said Dr. Neumann.  "Management and employee representative bodies have successfully integrated the new employees and the new brands in the Volkswagen family. This is a respectable achievement.

“Volkswagen offers all employees individual support, secure jobs and good remuneration. Surveys confirm that we are among Germany’s top employers. We are investing strongly in our junior staff and safeguarding the future-oriented nature of the Group. In future, Volkswagen will continue to offer performance-oriented young people outstanding career entry and development opportunities,” Dr. Neumann emphasized. 

As of the end of November, the Volkswagen Group employed about 260,000 people (end of 2012: 249,000) in Germany alone, with the brands Audi, MAN, Porsche, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Volkswagen Financial Services AG.

Throughout the world, about 573,000 people (end of 2012: 550,000) were employed by the Group.

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