Moving To Germany: Jobs In High Demand

Moving To Germany: Jobs In High Demand

Germany, which is home to the largest economy in Europe, is struggling with a labour shortage crisis affecting one-sixth of the professions, the Federal Labour Agency revealed.

The latest study by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research revealed that Germany is facing an all-time high-level worker shortage. 

In 2022, there were 1.3 million jobs on offer in Germany for skilled or qualified professionals. Around 630,000 of these – almost 50 per cent – lacked workers to fill them.

Roles like these would usually be filled by workers from other EU member states. However, like Germany, many EU countries are facing ageing and shrinking populations.

Germany is therefore looking to third countries to plug its gap in skilled labour.

Professions That Lack Skilled Workers

Germany's shortage of skilled workers is most pronounced in health, social care, nursing and education.  An average of 60 percent of roles lack suitably qualified applicants.

Building trades including construction, architecture, surveying and building technology are also severely affected by a lack of skilled workers.

There are also skilled labour gaps in law, accounting and management; science and IT; engineering; transport and logistics; and tourism and hospitality.

Skilled craftspeople, electrical engineers and catering professionals were also highlighted as desired workers on the government’s ‘Make it in Germany’ YouTube channel last year, on which Habeck emphasised, “We welcome people from all over the world”.

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