Professions are changing dramatically thanks to digital technology. In many areas, Germany is lagging behind – in others, it's playing a pioneering role.
A record budget surplus totaling €58 billion was made by Germany's federal, regional and communal governments last year. But the economy has been slowing down, and there's widespread concern that's not about to change.
Three reports by the Financial Times have accused Wirecard's Singapore office of forgery, falsification of accounts and money laundering. A probe has now been opened into the journalist who made the accusations.
From teachers to bookkeepers to police officers, migrants seeking jobs are in demand in Germany, particularly in the public sector. Nevertheless, they continue to face significant discrimination in the labor market.
A study has found that migrant labor from within the European Union will fall short of the economy's needs. To plug the gap, Germany will need 146,000 workers per year from non-EU countries.
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