Dow had some 37,800 employees as of the year-end 2022. On September 1, 2017, Dow Chemical and DuPont successfully completed their merger of equals. From that date until April 1, 2019, the single company was known as DowDuPont. After that point in time, the conglomerate split into three entities: Dow, DuPont, and Corteva. Prior to splitting into these three separate companies, DowDuPont had 98,000 employees in total. DuPont's post spin-off number of employees is lower when compared to Dow's, at 28,000 in recent years.
Overview of Dow's employment figures
As a household name, Dow has been a relatively large employer, particularly in North America, for a long time. Although Dow's post-DowDuPont-spin-off employment numbers are lower than they were prior to the creation of the conglomerate, they remain substantial. Of the company's nearly 38,000 global employees, 70.5 percent were men as of 2022. The United States and Canada accounted for a combined 49 percent of all of Dow's employees that year. Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India accounted for 29 percent, the second largest regional share of Dow's employees.
DowDuPont's company revenue before & after the split
After the merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont in 2017, a notable increase in company revenue was observable. DowDuPont generated revenues of nearly 86 billion U.S. dollars in 2018, while Dow Chemical’s revenue in 2016 was 36.3 billion U.S. dollars and DuPont’s revenue that year was six billion U.S. dollars. Following the April 2019 separation of the conglomerate's companies, Dow's revenue in 2020 amounted to 38.5 billion U.S. dollars and DuPont reported 20.4 billion U.S. dollars.
* The significant increase in employees in 2017 and 2018 was due to the merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont that was completed as of September 2017. Figures for 2000-2016 and for 2019 and onwards reflect only the full-time employees of Dow.
This statistic was assembled using several releases of the publication.
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