The total number of employees in the Sony Group at the end of fiscal year 2014 was 131,700, a decrease of 9,200 compared with the end of the previous fiscal year. Although there were increases in the financial services, pictures and music businesses, there was a large decrease in employees in the electronics business as a consequence of restructuring initiatives taken mainly in Japan and North America.
Sony Corporation's workforce peaked at 23,000 in 1993, and in ensuring years it has generally remained fairly consistent at approximately 17,000. As of March 31, 2015, Sony Corporation employed approximately 12,300 persons.
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