Number of employees
Including the Chinese joint ventures, the Volkswagen Group employed an average of 563,066 people in fiscal year 2013, an increase of 5.5% year-on-year. Our companies in Germany employed 255,397 people on average in 2013; their share of the headcount increased slightly to 45.4% (44.4%) due to the creation of new jobs. The Volkswagen Group had 545,596 active employees (+3.9%) as of the 2013 reporting date. In addition, 9,501 employees were in the passive phase of their partial retirement and 17,703 young persons were in vocational traineeships (+5.9%). The Volkswagen Group’s headcount was 572,800 employees (+4.2%) at the end of the reporting period. Significant factors in this increase were the volume-related expansion in growth markets, particularly China, and the recruitment of specialists and experts in Germany, among other places. A total of 260,449 people were employed in Germany (+4.4%), while 312,351 were employed abroad (+4.0%).