VAUDE employed 558 people in 2019. Employees included all individuals with permanent or fixed-term contracts, interns, trainees and regular and temporary employees with marginal employment (450 Euro mini-jobs) contracts in this figure. Employees on parental leave were not included. Of our employees, 365 were female and 193 male. The working hours of the total workforce corresponded to 442 full-time positions.
In 2019 (as of 31.12.2019), VAUDE had 459 permanent employees with unlimited contracts. This refers to employees who were neither hired as part of an apprenticeship or internship, nor as seasonally limited temporary workers, nor had an employment contract limited in time for a substantial reason. Of these employees, 303 were women and 156 were men. 249 worked full-time, 210 part-time. This corresponds to a full-time equivalent of 362.14.
At VAUDE, the majority of employees have permanent contracts. No freelance or contract workers are used for essential company activities. Eleven people were employed as temporary workers in 2019, primarily in our Manufaktur production facility. The reason for this was the high demand for our "Made in Germany" products and our difficulty in recruiting workers in this area. In general, we look for opportunities to employ temporary workers permanently after successful collaborations. There are no significant seasonal fluctuations in personnel at VAUDE.