EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn

Geographic Location

Country: Germany


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
49.1 - Passenger rail transport, interurban
Number Employed: 319000
Group: Deutsche Bahn AG

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 10-02-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 10-02-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2020
Planned Job Creation: 5000

Additional Information

The German railway operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) will expand its workforce by 5,000 new positions. DB is mainly looking for new train operators, dispatchers, railway maintenance staff and IT-specialists. In total, the company plans to hire 25,000 new employees in 2020, as it accounts for employee fluctuation due to retirement and other reasons. Around 4,700 of the roles are for apprentices and trainees. 

In 2019, DB hired 24,000 new employees and increased its overall workforce by 8,000 employees.