Stuttgart, Germany – Daimler plans to hire more than 10,000 new employees worldwide in 2011, with 4,000 of them in Germany and the rest for facilities worldwide. The company will take on approximately 1,900 apprentices and enroll more than 800 trainees and students in its training programs.

“As the inventor of the automobile, we intend to be at the forefront of shaping the transformation of our industry,” said Wilfried Porth, human resources and labour relations director. “That’s why were are making enormous investment not only in research and development, but also in the recruitment and training of the best young talent and skilled workers. We can only deliver top performance with the help of a first-class workforce. Our human resources policy stands on two pillars: the continuous encouragement and support of young talent along with the recruitment of highly-qualified skilled workers and graduates with work experience.”

A direct new recruitment of 6,700 skilled workers will take place worldwide, partially for new or expanded plants in Hungary, India and Mexico. In the United States, 1,300 new employees will be recruited for Daimler Trucks North America. As of December 2010, the Daimler Group employed 260,1000 people worldwide, an increase of more than 3,700 from the year before.

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