Jobs Increasing for German Engineers

Posted on March 26, 2008  Comments (1)

Growth in jobs rises for German engineers

Employment in Germany’s engineering industry is expanding at its fastest rate in 40 years, highlighting the strength of Europe’s largest economy as global financial storms intensify.

Jobs in the sector – the backbone of Germany’s manufacturing industry – rose by 27,000 in January, the highest monthly increase since the 1960s, according to figures published on Tuesday by Gesamtmetall, the engineering employers’ federation. Some companies reported losing production because they could not fill vacancies quickly enough.

He said that about one in eight of the approximately 6,100 engineering companies were having difficulties in recruiting qualified engineers and mechanics, with this in some cases leading to production cutbacks. “Many companies misjudged how quickly the economy would recover and therefore failed to take on sufficient trainees,” Mr Vajna said. There also remained a shortage of engineering graduates, he added.

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One Response to “Jobs Increasing for German Engineers”

  1. Tom
    December 3rd, 2008 @ 2:34 pm

    How hard is it far an American engineer to immigrate to Germany? I live in the Midwest and have been unemployed for the last two years after training my replacements(cheap H1B indentured servants). I speak fluent German and have 20 years IT experience.

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