A recent study by the German Development Bank showed that the lack of suitable trained workers remains one of the biggest obstacles to the growth of the economy, and the service sector remains the most suffering from this phenomenon.
Earlier this month, the German parliament approved a law facilitating immigration rules for skilled workers, to help Europe’s largest economy cope with the chronic shortage of labor in a number of industries.
The new legislation aims to encourage skilled workers from outside the European Union to come to Germany, and to provide opportunities for asylum seekers in Germany, according to the Egyptian Al-Ahram newspaper portal.
The German Development Bank study indicated that more than 42% of the companies surveyed complained of a lack of trained workers, while the percentage reached 75% of companies in the field of legal services and tax advice.
She explained that large companies suffer from a shortage of workers more than smaller companies, and the eastern regions of Germany suffer from the problem more than the southwest of the country.
“Fritsy Koller Jape,” the chief economic analyst at the bank, expected that the problem of the shortage of trained workers will intensify by the end of this year if the economy continues to recover, stressing the need to solve the problem through a directed immigration system that allows the entry of trained workers to Germany while increasing the productivity of workers and mobilizing all capable Germans. on the job.