As of the annual reporting date (March 31, 2020), the voestalpine Group had a global workforce of 47,668 employees. Once 1,337 apprentices and 2,679 temporary employees are included, this number rises to a total of 49,682 full-time equivalents (FTEs).
Development of the number of employees
Personnel (excluding apprentices and temporary employees, head counts), per business year
Employee structure by employment contract
In each case as of the March 31 reporting date; excl. full-time employees
Employment by country and region
voestalpine comprises about 500 Group companies and sites in 50 countries on five continents. A total of 44.8% of the company’s employees are based in Austria, and 55.2% work at sites outside of the country.
voestalpine is considered an attractive employer in the countries in which it works. This facilitates local recruiting, with the result that most employees at any given site are local residents.
Workforce by region
As of the March 31, 2020, reporting date, based on FTEs
German and English are the predominant languages in the voestalpine Group. Hence the Group’s most important publications are issued in these two languages, but they are translated into multiple other languages also; this applies to the Code of Conduct, the Corporate Responsibility Factsheet as well as the Employee Magazine.
Years of service and employee turnover
As in years past, in the business year 2019/20 employees who have up to five years of service with the Group make up the largest employee group, followed by employees who have been with voestalpine for a period of six to 15 years.
Years of service
As of the March 31, 2020, reporting date
All employees excluding apprentices, interns, freelancers, and master’s/doctoral degree candidates
Numerous measures ensure that both the knowledge and the experience of our employees are put to the best use possible, thus continually enhancing voestalpine’s attractiveness as an employer. This also keeps the employee turnover rate low. In the business year 2019/20, the turnover rate for employment contracts terminated by mutual agreement or by the employee was 7.7%. The collection of data regarding new hires and departures takes all employees into account (including managing directors, Management Board members, temporary absentees; but excluding apprentices, interns, freelancers, master’s/doctoral degree candidates). There were 22 applications for each job opening, thus illustrating voestalpine’s attractiveness as an employer.