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Employee key figures and structure

Around the world, some 241,000 employees contribute to the company’s success each day. Responsibility for our employees is therefore a central element of our actions. We currently operate at over 595 locations in 59 countries and markets. Continental employs a good 43% of its workforce outside of Europe, 20% of which in Asia. As a global corporation, we respect the countries and cultures in which we operate. Everyone at Continental has the right to equal opportunity, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, nationality or sexual orientation.



Structure of the workforce

Structure of the workforce
Dec. 31, 2019
Dec. 31, 2018
Total number of employees
241,458

243,226

thereof permanent staff228,820
228,922
outside Germany170,385
169,692
in Germany
58,435
59,230
Trainees1
2,175
2,180
Female employees in %
27,4
27,5

1 In Germany.

Employees by region

Dec. 31, 2019Dec. 31, 2018
Germany25%26%
Asia20%20%
Europe excluding Germany32%32%
North America19%19%
Other regions4%4%


Fluctuation

Unforced fluctuation1
2019
2018
Worldwide
6.06.3
Germany
2.22.0
Europe w/o Germany
6.96.6
North America
9.410.1
Asia
6.88.4
Other countries
3.52.3
1 Permanent staff only (own employees).

Employees by level of employment and contract types

Employees by level of employment 1, 2 20192018
Part-time3.13.0
Full-time96.997.0
Employees by contract types1
Permanent contracts85.884.2
Fixed-term contracts314.215.8

1 Based on the employees recorded in the HR data system (approx. 97%).

2 Part-time is defined as < 90% of full-time working hours.

3 Includes temporary worker contracts. As of December 31, 2019, Continental employed a total 12,638 (PY: 14,303) temporary workers.