A Plant Grows Up

How the Porsche plant in Leipzig brought 1,500 new employees on board for production of the Macan.

HR managers: Grit Schöbel and Stefan Althoff manage the growth in the workforce at Porsche’s Leipzig site.

Stefan Althoff has a formidable job. As the head of human resources at Porsche Leipzig GmbH, for years he has been organizing the factory’s enormous increase in the number of employees. After starting with just 300 members in the summer of 2002 for the final assembly of the Porsche Cayenne, the workforce will reach the 4,000 mark by 2017. That poses quite a challenge. In order for production to run smoothly, new people have to be hired right on time and on short notice.

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A Plant grows up


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