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Annual Report

Employees

Including the Chinese joint ventures, the Volkswagen Group employed a total of 399,381 people worldwide on December 31, 2010, 8.4% more than at the end of 2009 (368,500 employees).

The ratio of the Group’s German to foreign employees changed slightly in the course of 2010. Whereas 46.8% of employees were employed in Germany and 53.2% abroad at the end of 2009, the figures for the end of 2010 were 45.4% and 54.6%. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years and is a reflection of Volkswagen’s global expansion and the Group’s particularly strong growth in emerging markets.

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EMPLOYEE BREAKDOWN

 

 

 

 

as of December 31, 2010

 

2010

 

2009

 

2008

 

2007

 

2006

*

Excluding Scania (also excluding Audi Brussels in 2009); frequency of accidents = number of accidents at work x 1 million / number of hours worked.

Total headcount

 

399,381

 

368,500

 

369,928

 

329,305

 

324,875

Vocational trainees in the Group

 

10,545

 

9,846

 

9,884

 

9,302

 

9,199

Industrial

 

7,799

 

7,439

 

7,498

 

7,525

 

7,667

Commercial

 

2,746

 

2,407

 

2,386

 

1,777

 

1,532

Passive stage of early retirement

 

4,778

 

7,070

 

8,841

 

9,847

 

9,150

Group’s active employees

 

384,058

 

351,584

 

351,203

 

310,156

 

306,526

Percentage of female employees in the Group

 

14.2

 

14.2

 

14.0

 

13.7

 

13.9

Health status

 

96.7

 

97.5

 

97.0

 

97.0

 

97.2

Number of accidents at work*

 

1,855

 

1,865

 

1,819

 

1,684

 

1,713

Frequency of accidents*

 

3.6

 

4.0

 

4.0

 

4.2

 

4.5

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