Did you say 65.000 skilled workers ?
Yes, Germany is looking for 65.000 skilled workers and cannot find them in the homeland. So it is calling for volunteers from abroad.
Why is that ?
Well there are several reasons :
- Germany is the first exporting country in the world. And it doesn’t export much raw material but manufactured goods and high value services.
- Germany has developed a protection policy for its workers and the recent economic crisis hardly affected its employment rate contrary to most European countries which are still facing high unemployment figures.
- The German population is growing older and many of the so called “baby boomers” are going to retire very soon. The current birthrate is not sufficient to replace people who are retiring, so the country is compelled to called for foreign skilled workers in order to sustain its huge and competitive industry…