Labour market

Labour market

Apprenticeship vacancies 2018

Why are many companies unable to find trainees and young adults unable to find a training place?
At the beginning of the new training year, about 30 per cent of companies complain that they cannot find trainees and almost 24,000 young people are still without a training place. This figure includes young people who are looking for a training place through the Federal Employment Agency. The number of young adults without a training place is probably much higher, because many school leavers do a voluntary social year, complete internships or a measure. One often hears that young adults prefer to look through job offers for simple jobs. "At least you'll find something there and    . . . > > >
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What does a facility manager actually do?

With some job titles, you first have to think about what exactly lies behind them - and this is also the case with facility manager.
Numerous job advertisements are looking for a "facility manager", a job offer that can have different requirements and even different professions behind it. For the [Dekra Job Market Report 2018](https://www.dekra.de/de-de/facility-manager-multitalente-im-hintergrund/), 350 of these job advertisements were analysed. Do you actually know exactly what a facility manager is and what tasks they have to fulfil?   . . . > > >
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Start-ups decline - workers have huge opportunities

Start-ups decline - workers have huge opportunities
What is the saying? "Where there is light, there is also shadow." So there are two sides to everything. This is also the case with the labour market. While unemployment figures are lower than they have been for decades and there is even talk of full employment, which is not improbable, there are also dark sides here. At the moment, employers of skilled workers are having problems finding new employees, because the market is almost empty in some professions. Existing companies (no matter how large or small) are already often unable to accept new orders because staff capacities are not available.   . . . > > >
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Planned changes for employees and jobseekers

In the negotiations on the Grand Coalition, labour market policy is one of the biggest topics of contention. "The fundamentals of the agreement are improving day by day" says Berlin's mayor Michael Müller on 05.02.2018. What are the specific labour market policy issues on which no agreement has been reached so far and which are of particular interest to workers and jobseekers? That would be, for example, the issue of "employment contracts without a fixed term". At present, according to the legal model of § 14 para. 1 TzBfG, fixed-term employment contracts should have an objective reason.   . . . > > >
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Jobs and assignments for IT specialists

Half of the companies struggle with a shortage of skilled workers
Is there really a shortage of skilled workers in Germany? Many companies say "yes" and are looking for suitable employees. Perhaps you are exactly that employee?   . . . > > >
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Record figures on the labour market

Labour market statistics
2015 was a year of records on the German labour market. Never since reunification have so many people been in employment as last year. According to the Federal Statistical Office, around 43 million people were   . . . > > >
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Unemployment rate to fall further

Hard to imagine - but about 10 years ago there were almost 4.9 million unemployed in Germany, which corresponded to an unemployment rate of 11.7 percent. Last year, the unemployment rate was only 6.9 percent, which meant just under 3 million unemployed. In September 2014, 2,808 million unemployed were counted, seasonally adjusted this corresponds to 6.7 per cent. What is the unemployment rate now? How is it calculated   . . . > > >
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Trainees wanted!

An astonishing number of companies are not only still awarding apprenticeships for this year, no, they are even almost desperately looking for apprentices and some have even almost given up this search. The North Rhine-Westphalia Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) and the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH) report that around 20,000 apprenticeship places in the skilled crafts sector are unfilled for the current training year, which represents a percentage of around 20 percent of all apprenticeship places. This figure could be much higher because not all apprenticeship places on offer are reported to the chambers.   . . . > > >
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Shortage of skilled workers in Germany

Especially in the IT sector, in the health sector and among engineers, there are increasing complaints about a shortage of skilled workers in Germany. One speaks of a "shortage of skilled workers" when qualified jobs cannot be filled with suitable employees. The Federal Employment Agency estimates that there will be a shortage of about 2.4 million qualified workers by 2020 and about 5.2 million skilled workers by 2030. Who or what is responsible for this?   . . . > > >
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Poverty Report 2013: 13 million people at risk of poverty

Recently, the poverty report for 2013 was published. According to the EU statistics "Living in Europe" (EU-SILC), one is at the poverty line if one earns less than 979 euros net per month as a single person. A family of four (two adults and two children under the age of 14) with a net income of less than 2,056 euros is considered to be poor, because with this sum they have less than 60 per cent of the median income (including social benefits such as child benefit) of the total population per month. The labour market is considered stable, yet almost every sixth German is dependent on work.   . . . > > >
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The pension contribution is to fall in 2015!

The economic situation in Germany is good, the pension funds were able to build up high reserves. In addition, the economic forecast for 2015 is positive and it is not only for these reasons that Labour Minister Andrea Nahles (SPD) announces that pension insurance contributions will decrease next year. According to press reports, the change is planned for 1 January 2015. The pension insurance contribution is to   . . . > > >
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Pension at 63 - Are periods of maternity leave taken into account?

Retirement at 63 is more than desirable for many of us. You have to meet certain requirements. How do periods of maternity leave count towards the pension? Are they contribution periods that are taken into account? Imagine you are a woman with four children and have worked almost all your life. Now you are thinking about taking a break or applying for your pension. As you know, maternity leave starts six weeks before the expected date of birth. If all the offspring were born on time, the mum of four from our study would have been able to take her leave.   . . . > > >
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Work in the course of time

What has happened in the last decades in the area of working hours and wages in Germany? We want to compile some data around the world of work from the last 60 years. After the Second World War, the Federal Republic of Germany was founded in May 1949 from the three zones of the Western victorious powers, and the German Democratic Republic was created from the Soviet zone. Germany remained divided until 1989 (the fall of the Berlin Wall).   . . . > > >
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Generation Y

We hear more and more about the "Generation Y". But who or what is that? What is behind it? Basically, this term is used for young professionals and students born between 1978 and 1998 who question everything generation-wise: "Why?" Younger employees expect something different from their working lives than their parents did. Values and salaries are no longer said to be as immensely important to Generation Y as they were to mum and dad. Instead, the focus is on   . . . > > >
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170,000 unfilled positions in the public service

The civil servants' association reports that there is a shortage of 120,000 educators in cities and municipalities alone nationwide, but there are also insufficient staff in fire brigades, job centres and youth welfare offices. Tax offices and the police are also said to be affected. Skilled workers such as engineers, computer scientists and technicians (Bundeswehr) and doctors (health offices) are urgently needed. Why is this so? Explanations are given   . . . > > >
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Employment reaches peak

While the economy weakens, the number of people in employment rises to an all-time high. The Federal Statistical Office reports that in the third quarter of 2014, a total of around 42.9 people were employed, 0.9 per cent more than in the previous year, which corresponds to 384,000 jobs. The largest increase was in the areas of   . . . > > >
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Agreement on the women's quota

For a long time, the coalition could not agree on the desired women's quota. At one point, the verbal disputes were dubbed "crybaby arguments", because in an interview it was said that "the Minister for Family Affairs should not be so whiny, but should implement the coalition agreement, then everything will be fine". There was then talk of "an unspeakably macho remark" and of "bad manners". Now there was a consensus after all: from 2016, 30 per cent of the positions on the supervisory boards of 108 listed companies must be held by women. Run   . . . > > >
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Earnings and jobs in the IT sector

Various studies have looked at the development in the IT sector. What kind of people are in demand? What can be earned? What does the future hold? Those who expect concrete figures in terms of money will be disappointed, because there are no uniform salary scales. What criteria influence income? As in any industry, the qualifications and experience of the respective employee count, of course. But also   . . . > > >
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7th Integration Summit decides on "assisted training

The 7th Integration Summit was held in the Federal Chancellery with representatives from various ministries, from companies, from trade unions and migrants. The big topic was to explore the possibilities of improving the educational opportunities of young people from immigrant families. About 16 million people in Germany have a migration background, which is about one fifth of the total population. According to a recent study, applicants with a foreign name have to send off more applications than German applicants.   . . . > > >
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Opportunities on the labour market for people with disabilities

3 December 2014 is the "International Day of Persons with Disabilities". The employment of people with disabilities is an important issue for workers and employers. While the general labour market is still on the upswing, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is currently 14 percent. Aktion Mensch" has been compiling an inclusion barometer for several years. From this   . . . > > >
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