29 December 2012

Volkswagen Group has created about 100,000 new jobs since 2007

- Workforce has grown by about 225,000 employees since 2007
- Group now employs some 70% more people than five years ago
- Employs 550,000 worldwide including 249,000 people in Germany

Wolfsburg - 28 December 2012 - Since 2007, the workforce of the Volkswagen Group has grown by about 225,000 employees, representing a rise of 70 percent. This increase includes 100,000 new jobs created throughout the world and 125,000 employees of companies newly integrated into the Group. As of the end of November, the Volkswagen Group employed about 550,000 women and men, including about 16,000 apprentices.

“The Group has continued its healthy growth again in 2012. Our cars make customers enthusiastic and this success is also reflected by employment,” said Dr. Horst Neumann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft responsible for Human Resources. “The Group now employs some 70 percent more people than five years ago. At the same time there has been a respectable rise in productivity and profit.”

In 2007, when the Group adopted its Strategy 2018 with a new management team, the Volkswagen Group had about 325,000 employees throughout the world. Some 550,000 people now work for the Group. This increase of 225,000 employees includes about 100,000 newly created jobs, almost 30,000 of them in Germany. 125,000 employees came to the Group with Scania, MAN, and Porsche Holding Salzburg, as well as Porsche AG and Ducati.

“The Volkswagen Group is a reliable motor for employment in Germany and Europe as well as throughout the world. At the same time, the integration achievements of management and employee representative bodies are respectable. 100,000 additional employees have been inducted and 125,000 employees of the new brands are successfully growing into the Volkswagen family,” Human Resources Board Member Dr. Neumann commented.

“The group is now experiencing a consolidation phase,” said Dr. Neumann and underlined: “We also continue to work on our objective of becoming the most attractive employer. 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.”

As of the end of November, the Volkswagen Group employed 249,000 people (end of 2011: 220,000) in Germany alone and 550,000 throughout the world (end of 2011: 502,000).

Source: Vokswagen