The main reason for the high manpower needs is Germany’s continuing strong economy.
German companies are still searching for so many workers as rarely before. In March, the number of open job positions remained at the same high level as during the previous two months, the Federal Labour Office (BA) reported Thursday in Nuremberg. Issuing its monthly BA-X jobs index, the office said that in March the index stood steady at 255 points. This was four points higher than in March of last year.
The BA reported more open job positions in the construction trades, public administration, the waste managment sector, retail trade and in health and social welfare services. The office will be reporting the actual figures for open positions in its monthly unemployment report for March on Friday.
The main factor in the high demand for manpower is the ongoing good economy, the BA said. Despite some economic slowdown, employment remains at a historical high. Increasing cases of job switching will additionally add to the number of job openings, the office noted. Also, employers were having problems finding workers for the construction and caregiving occupations. The result is that these job positions were remaining open for longer periods.