Thanks to great success in 2010 and with the company’s big plans for 2011, Daimler is planning some massive expansion—namely, adding some 10,000 employees to its global workforce to help guarantee continued growth.
In its home country of Germany alone, the company is set to take on an additional 4,000 people. Some 6,700 skilled workers along with 700 graduates are going to be directly recruited. The company will also take in some 1,900 apprentices and another 600 trainees are slotted for its CAReer trainee program.
“As the inventor of the automobile, we intend to be at the forefront of shaping the transformation of our industry,” said Daimler member of the board for Human Resources Wilfried Porth. “That’s why we are making enormous investment not only in research and development, but also in the recruitment and training of the best young talent and skilled workers.”
“We can only deliver top performance with the help of a first-class workforce,” he added. “Our human resources policy stands on two pillars: the continuous encouragement and support of young talent along with the recruitment of highly qualified skilled workers and graduates with work experience.”
The massive hiring puts Daimler in position to be among the world’s largest employers. At the moment, the Daimler workforce already encompasses over 260,000 people around the world, with more than half that number in Germany alone.