For months, German companies have been finding it increasingly difficult to find qualified personnel. With 558,000 vacancies, the shortage of skilled workers reached a new high in March, reports the Competence Center for Securing Skilled Workers. The entire labor market is affected.
According to the study, the growing shortage of skilled workers is affecting the entire labor market. However, the bottlenecks are particularly pronounced in the areas of health and care, social affairs, teaching and education, as well as in the areas of construction, architecture, surveying and building technology. According to the study, a good six out of ten positions could not be filled with suitably qualified unemployed people in March alone in the areas of health, social affairs, teaching and education.
According to the study, the shortage of skilled workers is also above average in the sectors of raw material extraction, production and manufacturing, natural sciences, geography and IT as well as agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and horticulture. The number of vacancies for qualified applicants in the fields of aviation and energy technology has recently also increased significantly.