Growth in the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s workforce 2010–2014
– Workforce up by 2.4 percent to nearly 23,800 employees
– Fraunhofer holds its place as one of the top ten preferred employers
At December 31, 2014, Fraunhofer had 23,786 employees, most of whom hold degrees in the natural sciences or an engineering discipline. This represents an increase of 550 or 2.4 percent in the number of employees compared with the previous year. Fraunhofer’s long-term recruitment policy is based on a wide range of different measures to attract future scientists at every stage of their education, starting at kindergarten level and extending to university graduates. One of the more specific challenges is that of balancing the need for top-class scientists and business managers with that of promoting interest in science on a more general level. A further priority is that of encouraging more women to apply for posts in management, a social issue to which Fraunhofer pays a great deal of attention, in its own interests.