The construction industry is booming in Germany right now. But many firms are having a hard time finding workers who are masters of their trade. What might persuade more young people to become craft workers?
The Institute for Employment Research has revealed that approximately 400,000 refugees will be in work before the end of the year. The agency is "quite satifsifed" with migrants' assimilation into the labor market.
How big is the shortage of qualified workers in Germany really? In some industries, the line of job seekers is running low. In many others, the problems are not as they seem and are often homemade.
Many Germans expect to spend their twilight years either impoverished or working past their best by dates. Those fears need to be taken seriously, says DW's Kate Ferguson.
Most bosses in Germany abide by employment regulations when they take on refugees. But there are exceptions — including some bosses with a similar cultural background.
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