Our recruitment of new employees will be demand-driven in 2010. Despite the expected economic upturn, we will exercise caution when filling job vacancies. Employee numbers will probably rise by some 300 in 2010, chiefly due to our expansion projects at WACKER POLYSILICON. In line with market trends in China, employee levels there will continue to rise over the next two years. WACKER is keeping the number of vocational training slots constant. The recruitment of promising young people will remain a matter of high priority in the Group.

Employee Numbers Expected to Rise in 2010

Demographic developments have prompted us to set ten strategic goals designed, for example, to attract and retain qualified employees. WACKER will be setting up talent pools for occupations critical to our success, such as engineering. These will help our business divisions and corporate departments to select and develop suitable young talent on the basis of predefined criteria.