In the last 20 years the number of skilled worker apprentices has gone down 43 percent. The plumbers' training center, SHK, is trying something new. Its ARRIVO Berlin initiative is training refugees for a career in plumbing.
Recruiters looking for people to play Santa Claus this Christmas have said there is a lack of people ready to take on the job. The task is more demanding than it would seem at first sight, a Santa agency head told DW.
Germany's right-wing populists said they sought to celebrate the contributions of white men, who faced "rampant discrimination" in society. The calendar was promoted with the hashtag "yes to white men" on Twitter.
As Germany's aging population struggles to find enough care workers, the country's health minister is mulling funding training programs abroad. However, the "brain drain" risk has some authorities hesitant to sign on.
Germany have been drawn in what could be a tricky Group B for the Women's World Cup. The tournament is to be held next June and July in France.
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