Workforce

Big rise in headcount due to Essent acquisition


As of September 30, 2009, the RWE Group employed 70,990 people (if converted to full-time positions), 43 % of whom worked outside Germany. The labour force expanded by 5,082 employees, or 8 %, compared with December 31, 2008. Acquisitions added 4,958 staff members. The single-largest effect came from the fact that Essent was consolidated for the first time (+4,298). RWE npower’s acquisition of the Superior Plumbing Installation Group, which specialises in electricity, gas and water installations, added to the expansion of the workforce (+480). Operating changes resulted in a net addition of 124 positions. Recruitment activity was especially strong at RWE Power and RWE Innogy. This resulted from the rise in capital expenditure, among other things.

Workforce1

Sep 30, 2009

Dec 31, 20082

+/– in %

1

Converted to full-time positions.

2

Figures partially adjusted; see commentary Notes on reporting.

RWE Power

17,776

17,505

1.5

RWE Innogy

927

712

30.2

RWE Dea

1,261

1,144

10.2

RWE Supply & Trading

988

883

11.9

RWE Energy

27,872

28,314

–1.6

RWE npower

12,528

12,747

–1.7

Essent

4,298

Other

5,340

4,603

16.0

RWE Group

70,990

65,908

7.7