As of the reporting date of September 30, 2013, the voestalpine Group had 47,744 employees (full-time equivalent, FTE) worldwide. This corresponds to an increase of 3.5% compared to the second quarter of the previous business year or 3.0% compared to the end of the past business year and constitutes a new record in the number of employees. The Group is continuing the positive trend in employee numbers with regard to temporary staff and apprentices as well. Both of these categories also reported new record figures: as of this reporting date, there were 4,505 temporary employees, an increase of 18.1% compared to the end of the business year 2012/13. The number of apprentices currently in training is 1,615, which represents an increase of 265 apprentices compared to the reporting date at the end of the previous business year—a gain of 19.6%.