As of the reporting date of December 31, 2013, the voestalpine Group had 47,085 employees (full-time equivalent, FTE) worldwide. This represents an increase in the number of employees by 5.3% compared to the previous year’s reporting date or an increase of the FTE figure by 1.6% compared to March 31, 2013 due to acquisitions and a higher manpower requirement. The total figure includes 3,798 employees (FTE) employed as temporary staff, a plus of 26.9% compared to the same quarter in the last business year. This steep increase is partly due to the relatively low figure in the previous year. As of December 31, 2013, 1,612 young people were being trained, 18 more than in the previous year.