At year-end 2010, we employed 55,590 staff for ongoing activities (year-end 2009: 54,740 employees). The net increase was due to:
- A net increase of 870 due to acquisitions and divestments, mainly from the acquired powder coatings activities (670 employees)
- A decrease of 1,770 employees due to ongoing restructuring.
- An increase of 1,750 employees due to new hires and other changes.