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As of 30 June 2011, staff of the Group - including not only employees but also resources working for the company on supply contracts - totalled 7,966 persons against 7,750 in the same period in 2010; of these 4,393 were operating at Italian facilities compared to 4,538 as of 30 June 2010, with an increase of 216 persons within the Group and a decrease of 145 in Italy.

Efforts continued to diversify the work force, with a considerable increase in the number of professional and/or specialist staff dedicated to product and process development and innovation.

The total number of stable employees of the Group was equal to 6,191 as of 30 June 2011, of which 3,927 work at Italian facilities. The decrease was equal to 43 units within the Group, while in Italy there was a decrease of 240 units compared to 30 June 2010.

Developments in the Far East were particularly important, with the consolidation of Piaggio Vietnam Co. Ltd. The company had 652 staff as of 30 June 2011 against 393 as of 30 June 2010.

Employees by geographical segment at the end of the period
  As of 30 June 2011 As of 31 December 2010 As of 30 June 2010
EMEA 4,878 4,597 5,078
of which Italy 4,381 4,138 4,554
Americas 47 50 59
India 2,315 2,400 2,188
Asia Pacific 714 482 416
Total 7,954 7,529 7,741
Average number of Company employees by professional category
1st half of 2011 1st half of 2010 Change
Senior Management 102 110 (8)
Middle Management 492 450 42
White collars 2,086 2,079 7
Manual workers 4,990 4,939 51
Total 7,670 7,578 92