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with a view to the lack of specialists, the Federal Association of Medium-sized economy seeks the competitiveness of Germany.

Der Vorstandsvorsitzende der Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Detlef Scheele. © Kay Nietfeld / DPA The CEO of the Federal Employment Agency, Detlef Scheele.

«More and more companies of all industries are currently found neither professionals nor trainees," said Federal Building Manager Markus Jerger's newspapers of the Funke Media Group. «That endangers elemental the competitiveness of SMEs and thus the location Germany as a whole." Even increasing freight rates and bottlenecks in pre-products such as semiconductors make the German economy currently create.

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«Need targeted immigration of skilled workers»

To combat the skilled workers, Jerger demands more immigration: "We need the targeted immigration of skilled workers, with emphasis on skilled workers." Many companies would have to reject orders for lack of qualified personnel, Jerger said. The apprentices do not look better. "There are more than 390 recognized training occupations in Germany, and in almost everyone, there is a lack of new trainees."

The CEO of the Federal Employment Agency, Detlef Scheele, said the "World on Sunday": "Overall, about 1.2 million workers are currently being searched for about 1.2 million workers, including two thirds professionals.» In about 70 occupations there are already personal bottlenecks on the level of expertise. At the end of August, Scheele had told Germany needed around 400,000 immigrants per year to balance the increasing skilled workforce.

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are currently sought, among other things, truck drivers. "There is too little professional driver in freight traffic. This will slow down future economic upturns, "it says in a report of the employer-related Institute of the German Economy (IW) published on Saturday (IW) in Cologne to the truck driver shortage in Germany. While at the beginning of the Corona crisis, the specialist gap went to zero as a result of the pandemy business breakdown in the drivers, the driver's deficiency returned with the business recovery after the first Lockdown. "In September 2021, 6659 truck drivers were rising rapidly again in Germany," it says in the report.

Hardly career drivers under 35

Especially the young situation is therefore critical. "In 2020, only 13.6 percent of the professional drivers in freight traffic were under 35 years old," says. On average, all employees subject to social security contributions are 29.3 percent.

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Also in the UK missing truck driver - the massive deficiency made significant problems in recent weeks. So sat many petrol stations on the dry because the fuel could not be transported to them. Supermarket courses remained in part empty. Here, however, Brexit peaked with the situation: many drivers from the EU have returned to their home countries during the pandemic and can not live and work after Brexit again in the United Kingdom. The government exhibited temporary visas to mitigate the situation and helped the military help. However, a true relaxation of the situation is not in sight.

According to a report from Sunday, a lot of bus drivers now opt for a change to the truck steering wheel. The emigration go back to the blatant shortage of truck drivers, which rose the wages in the industry, Bobby Morton said from the union Unite the station Sky News. Bus drivers would have long as a truck driver for long layers and not enough toilets and sanitary facilities available.

In addition to bottlenecks in truck drivers, there are currently also increasing container prices and freight rates as well as the lack of precursors such as semiconductors to global supply chain problems. Nevertheless, the foreign trade association BGA expects strong export growth this year. "We are very well started in the year and, despite a slowdown, do not see any signs of collecting our prognosis of a nominal growth of 13 percent," said the new President of the Federal Association of Wholesale and Foreign Trade (BGA), Dirk Jandura, the German Press -Agency. The goods exports would thus exceed the level in front of the corona crisis.

Federal Minister of Traffic Andreas Scheuer (CSU) exchanged in the past week with representatives of the relevant industries, as the supply chains can be stabilized against the background of the current challenges, as the Federal Ministry of Transport on Sunday tweeted. Currently there are worldwide bottlenecks and faults in the supply chains. The situation in Germany is less critical, it was said. "All logisticsists say: There is no danger that the Christkind will go out in December.»

«Electricity motorway» According to the United Kingdom, trade simplify .
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