DE~ The national labor office of Germany reported on Friday that Germany is experiencing labor shortages in one-sixth of all professions, and the number is growing. This comes as ministers are getting ready to fly to Brazil to boost the recruitment of caretakers. The German economy is the most powerful in all of Europe. According to the Federal Labor Agency’s yearly research, out of the approximately 1,200 professions that were assessed, there were labor shortages in 200 of them last year. This number is up from 148 the year before. It was stated that jobs driving buses, working in service industries such as hotels and restaurants, and working with metal were some of the ones that were added to the list.
Truck drivers, architects, chemists, and information technology professionals are just some of the other occupations that Germany is having trouble staffing. Other professions that Germany is having trouble filling jobs include nursing care, child care, the building industry, and automotive technology. According to the statement made by the labor department, it is keeping a close eye on another 157 occupations that have the potential to have labor shortages.
The agency stated that there was a “mismatch” between the demand for labor and the potential employees, and that just 26% of unemployed skilled workers who were looking for employment in 2017 were looking for work in an industry where there was a scarcity of workers. By relaxing some of the regulatory hurdles, the government led by Chancellor Olaf Scholz is attempting to increase the number of talented workers recruited from outside the European Union. As a result of the country’s rapidly aging population, experts agree that the country requires approximately 400,000 skilled immigrants annually.
In February, while on a trip to India, Scholz announced that the German government intends to work toward making it simpler for IT professionals from India to secure work visas for Germany. When the ministers of development and labor visited Ghana in February, one of the topics they discussed was skilled labor. Labor immigration is scheduled to be the primary focus of Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and Labor Minister Hubertus Heil’s next trip to Brazil, which is scheduled to begin on Sunday. During their trip, they will be traveling together.
According to Christine Gopner-Reinecke, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Heil is of the opinion that it is vital to “proceed very sensitively and not to deprive a country of workers it needs itself.” She claimed that “in Brazil, the potential for workers in the nursing care sector is very large and the qualification level is very high.”
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