|1)||Head count including trainees|
|2)||As of the balance sheet date (excluding trainees)|
|3)||Of which Postbank 10,006 (2004), 9,235 (2005)|
|4)||Prior-period amounts restated due to retroactive reclassification of cross-segment service functions in Other/consolidation.|
As of December 31, 2005, we employed 455,115 full-time employees (previous year: 340,667), an increase of 33.6% on the previous year as a result of our acquisitions. The number of civil servants continued to fall.
There was a different trend in each of the corporate divisions:
- In the MAIL Corporate Division we continued to optimize our operational processes and retained the voluntary extension of weekly working hours for mail carriers. As a result, it was possible to reduce the number of employees by 1.3% to 125,282.
- After we had increased our holding in the Indian operator Blue Dart, the number of employees in the EXPRESS Corporate Division grew by 1.3% to 131,927.
- In the LOGISTICS Corporate Division the number of employees rose sharply to 148,095, an increase of 360.5%. This was due to the takeover of Exel and of KarstadtQuelle’s department store logistics as well as operating growth.
- The number of employees in the FINANCIAL SERVICES Corporate Division decreased by 6% to 29,799. This was the consequence of planned workforce adjustments in Postbank’s Transaction Banking Business Division, as well as the reorganization of the retail outlet network.
Postbank to take over 850 retail outlets
At the start of 2006, Deutsche Postbank AG will take over 850 retail outlets from Deutsche Post AG. This signaled a change of employer for around 9,600 employees, who will now be working directly for Postbank. A reconcilement of interests was agreed with the Group Works Council and a social plan drawn up for this change in operation.