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DIA employs 46,258 people in Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil and China. DIA’s workforce is diverse and multi-cultural; it is nurtured by local talent in all of its operating markets. The company believes in nurturing its in-house talent, to which end it provides the tools and training its teams need to develop their careers satisfactorily, in-line with the company’s values.

Some 70.2% of DIA’s employees work in Europe, 26.9% in Latin America and 2.9% in Asia. Seventy-four per cent work in the group’s stores, 13% in warehouses and 13% in its offices. Aware that job quality and stability better aligns the company’s teams with its objectives, DIA is strategically committed to job stability: at year-end 2015, 87% of the workforce was employed under permanent contracts. The DIA Group is firmly committed to the provision of equal opportunities in the workplace. Female employees account for 66% of the total headcount and 37% of management positions at the group level; this percentage rises to above 48% in Spain and China.

Breakdown by gender and country. In %

Breakdown by gender and country. In %

Average headcount by country

2015 2014
Spain 28.765 23.219*
Portugal 3.716 3.558
Argentina 4.811 4.567
Brazil 7.633 7.613
China 1.333 1.903
Total 46.258 40.860

*Includes the average El Árbol headcount in November and December.

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