Munich is running out of workers: expansion of qualification projects "urgently required"
Created: 11/21/2022 10:04 am
By: Sascha Karowski
Car manufacturer: At BMW, several hundred jobs are advertised for the German locations.
© Jan Woitas/dpa
Whether in nursing and elderly care, in educational professions, in gastronomy, in the bakery trade or in the construction of solar systems - there is an alarming shortage of skilled workers in many sectors of the economy in Munich.
At BMW, for example, according to a spokeswoman, there are currently several hundred jobs advertised for the German locations.
And at the city administration in Munich, 11.5 percent of the positions are vacant.
The city employs a total of over 40,000 people.
"It is becoming increasingly difficult to attract skilled workers," says a spokeswoman for the personnel department.
His boss, Andreas Mickisch, adds: "Munich is a great location for many companies, which is of course noticeable when looking for skilled workers.
In addition, we are at the beginning of a wave of retirements.” Many city employees from the baby boomer cohorts are already retiring or will be retiring in the coming years.
Munich: 11.5 percent of the jobs in the city administration are vacant
The lack of staff also poses challenges for the Munich Clinic.
"Jobs cannot be filled immediately, primarily in the care sector," says a spokeswoman.
Around 3000 employees in the care sector have an average of around 300 vacancies.
The Munich Clinic therefore uses temporary workers to bridge the gap so that the positions do not remain vacant until they are filled.
Nursing staff: Temporary workers are hired in Munich to bridge the gap so that vacancies do not remain vacant until they are filled.
© Angelika Warmuth/dpa
And the Munich transport company (MVG) also wants to fill 220 vacancies as tram, bus and subway drivers for the next year alone.
The Verdi union estimates that by 2030 there will be almost 100,000 vacancies in local public transport nationwide.
And in Bavaria alone, 1.3 million people will be missing from the labor market by 2035.
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The topic has long since reached politics.
The Greens and SPD have recently launched an initiative to counteract the shortage of skilled workers.
At the same time, there are many people in Munich who are willing to train and work, although access to the labor market has so far been difficult.
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At the request of the city councilors, additional positions are to be created in the Department for Labor and Economics, which will, among other things, take care of recruiting skilled workers.
"With the MBQ, the Munich employment and qualification program, the city has a powerful program to integrate people into the labor market and to secure skilled workers," says Green Vice Clara Nitsche.
"The lack of skilled workers, the increased influx of migrants with considerable need for qualifications and the challenges of digitization make it urgently necessary to expand the previous projects."
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A further application concerns the strengthening of job acquisition.
For this purpose, two more positions are to be created in the Department for Economics and Labor in addition to the existing position, which is strongly aimed at recruiting nursing staff, in order to enable expansion to other professional fields.
City Councilor Julia Post (Greens): “We want to expand the range of advice to other shortage professions such as the hotel and catering industry.
We attach great importance to getting people who live here into work instead of poaching skilled workers from other countries.” ska