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Shortage of skilled workers: Airbus is looking for 3,500 employees in Germany this year


The demand for airplanes and helicopters is huge. The aircraft manufacturer Airbus is now looking for thousands of specialists. Applicants have good prospects in many areas.

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A320 assembly in Hamburg-Finkenwerder: jobs with future prospects

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The aerospace group Airbus plans to hire 3,500 people in Germany this year.

About 1,900 of them are needed in civil aircraft construction, 1,100 in the military and aerospace sectors and about 500 in the helicopter factory, said Labor Director Marco Wagner.

Above all, electricians, mechanics and cabin outfitters are needed, but also IT specialists, cyber security experts and developers of fuel stations and hybrid propulsion systems.

A third of the positions reserved for women

Around 1,300 external recruitments were made at the Hamburg location, said Wagner.

There are around 500 each at the Donauwörth and Manching locations and 300 in Ottobrunn. 250 women and men are to be hired in Nordenham, 130 in Friedrichshafen/Immenstadt, and 100 each in Bremen and Stade.

Around 20 percent of the new employees will deal with future issues.

Among other things, Wagner mentioned decarbonization, digital transformation, software development and cyber technologies.

A third of all jobs should go to young professionals and a third to women.

To date, 20 percent of the workforce is female.

Airbus says it hired 13,000 men and women worldwide last year, half of them in civil aircraft construction, 30 percent in the military and space sectors and around 20 percent in helicopter construction.

"That was the steepest rise in the history of Airbus," said Wagner.

Airbus currently employs around 134,000 people worldwide, 45,000 of them in Germany.

At the largest location in Hamburg, there are around 15,000 employees.


Source: spiegel

All business articles on 2023-02-22

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