German business create half-million new jobs in 2017

In Germany the demand for specialists in the field of health care and education is particularly high, according to a study of the Federal Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag). In these areas, companies companies intend to create over 150,000 new jobs during the next year. In the field of trade and gastronomy German employers may create additional 100,000 jobs, while in industry another 30 000 positions.

According to the Federal Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce the labor market continues to thrive. The biggest risk for companies is the lack of qualified personnel. According to the association, this leads to increased demand for such staff by German companies.

“Businesses want to ensure qualified personnel, because this problem will become bigger”, said the Managing Director of Federal Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce, Martin Wansleben.

Due to high demand for personnel, the industrial chambers of commerce in Germany will strengthen its commitments integration of refugees through education and teaching crafts. The President of the Federal Association of Chambers of Commerce in Germany, Eric Schweitzer, said it will invest another 15 million EUR for integration. So far the organization have invested 20 million EUR in such measures.

Eric Schweitzer praised the good cooperation of different regions with labor brokers, vocational schools, cities, communities, and voluntary contributors. Weak link remains the language learning. The German, who taught in the integration courses is not enough to offer jobs, added the chairman of the Federal Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce.

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