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Employee structure

The number of DB Group employees worldwide has decreased slightly as of June 30, 2020. The driving factors behind this decrease were the cessation of the Arriva Rail North Franchise on March 1, 2020 (about 6,300 FTE), and the global decrease in DB Schenker’s workforce for economic reasons, partly as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The number of employees in the integrated rail system, on the other hand, grew as the recruitment campaign contin­ued in the first half of 2020 despite the Covid-19 pandemic. There has been a significant increase in the number of employees in particular in maintenance and construction project fields as well as in the operations at DB Netze Track. In addition, the number of employees in Group management and at the service providers (area Other) has increased, especially at DB Systel, for the development of innovative subject areas. DB Long-­­Distance, DB Regional and DB Cargo also recorded an increase in the number of employees, particularly in operat­ing areas, due to the recruitment of employees from the external labor market and the employment of vocational trainees who have completed their training.

As of June 30, 2020, the share of employees outside Germany was about 36% (as of June 30, 2019: about 38%).

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Employees by regions (NP)Jun 30,
2020
Jun 30,
2019

Change

Dec 31,
2019

absoluet

%

 

Germany

214,735

208,718

+6,017

+2.9

211,300

Europe (excluding Germany)

90,666

97,257

–6,591

–6.8

96,901

Asia/Pacific

16,740

16,847

–107

–0.6

16,980

North America

8,984

9,470

–486

–5.1

9,390

Rest of world

3,361

3,391

–30

–0.9

3,340

DB Group

334,486

335,683

–1,197

–0.4

337,911

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