The logistics company created 2,500 new jobs over the last 10 years.
The continued growth of Gebrüder Weiss led to a 5.6 per cent increase in the number of employees during the previous fiscal year (30 September 2015: 6,136, 30 September 2016: 6,478 full-time equivalents). This increase was the result of the ongoing expansion of existing branches in Central and Eastern Europe as well as the setting up of new branches in Asia and North America. The newest Gebrüder Weiss branches to join the 150-strong network of sites are located in Georgia, Russia, Turkey and Kazakhstan. The company has also been bolstered by offices operated by subsidiary inet-logistics in the USA.
Review of the past ten years
Over the past ten years, 2,500* new jobs have been created around the world. The majority of these are in Romania, with 483 new positions being created (total for Romania in 2016: 560), followed by Germany with 388 (555), Austria with 356 (3,050) and China with 299 (449). The land transport and logistics solutions areas have welcomed 1,420 new employees, which accounts for the majority of the positions (2016: 4,573). A total of 654 new employees joined the Air & Sea division (1,024), with a further 58 being added to the courier, express and parcel service (300). The number of IT employees rose by 62.5 per cent to 169 (2006: 104). The subsidiary companies increased their ranks as follows: 88 new employees at inet-logistics (2016: 130), 12 at dicall (38) and four at xvise (12).
In 2017, Gebrüder Weiss wishes to further increase the number of staff working in air and sea freight in Asia and North America in particular. The company is actively looking for new employees, including air and sea freight specialists, supply chain consultants, sales staff and management personnel. Those who are interested can apply directly at https://www.gw-world.com/en/gw-moves-global/
Training and professional development as success factors
As well as the direct line organisation, the central Human Resources Development department is responsible for integrating and training new employees at Gebrüder Weiss. The company has much to offer its employees in terms of professional development, with recent awards for 'Best Employer' and 'Great Place to Work' as well as the 'Best Recruiter' seal evidence of this. With the company's own Orange College programme and tailored training programmes, the logistics specialist has created a wide range of training opportunities to support the personal and professional development of its employees.
The company is currently training 211 apprentices to be freight forwarders, operational logistics specialists, IT specialists and professional drivers at its locations in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Further information about career opportunities at Gebrüder Weiss is available at https://www.gw-world.com/en/greatjobs/
*The key figures from 30 September 2006 and 30 September 2016 were used as the reporting dates for the calculation of this figure. All employee figures stated refer to full-time equivalent positions.