General Motors - number of employees 2018

Number of General Motors employees between FY 2010 and FY 2018 (in 1,000s)

by I. Wagner, last edited Feb 7, 2019
General Motors - number of employees 2018 This statistic represents the number of employees at GM between the fiscal year of 2010 and the fiscal year of 2018. General Motors Company's (GM) number of employees came to around 170,000 people in 2018. GM is one of the world's largest automakers. In 2017, the Detroit Big Three carmaker spun off its Opel and Vauxhall businesses.
General Motors – number of employees

General Motors, also known as GM, is the manufacturer of some of the oldest car brands worldwide, including Chevrolet, Cadillac and Buick. During the 2018 fiscal year, General Motors generated sales and revenue streams of around 147 billion U.S. dollars. This amount is lower than the 2016 figure, before the PSA Group acquired GM's Opel and Vauxhall businesses, but exceeding the 2017 value. Almost two thirds of all GM vehicles worldwide were sold in regions outside the automaker’s home market, while a little over 35 percent was sold in the United States.

GM sold some 8.4 million vehicles in 2018, trailing its main competitors, Volkswagen, Toyota and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, with a sales tally of around ten million vehicles each. In 2016, Toyota and Volkswagen both had a higher employee base than General Motors: Toyota had around 349,000 employees in 2016. In 2018, the company announced that it would undergo a staff transformation: 15 percent of salaried and salaried contract staff are to be reduced.
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