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Investing in employees is a fundamental part of staying competitive, sustainable and profitable. The Volvo Group’s employees are key to the Group’s success. The goal is to offer interesting opportunities and a unique corporate culture that attract and retain the best individuals.
In order to be an attractive and responsible employer of choice for both current and future employees, efforts are being made in a variety of areas such as competence development, talent planning, health, wellbeing and work environment.
At the end of 2012, the Volvo Group had 98,717 employees and 16,548 temporary employees and consultants. This can be compared with 98,162 employees and 19,675 temporary employees and consultants at the end of 2011.
A new organizational structure for the Volvo Group, effective as of January 1, 2012, has been implemented during 2012.