Category Archives: Germany

Study: Countries with faster school-to-work transitions have lower unemployment

The study Mapping youth transitions in Europe by the tripartite body of the EU states that countries with a higher integration of school and work, through apprenticeship programmes or through more young people effectively combining school and early labour market experiences, display a smoother and quicker transition from school to work.

According to Eurostat, the best school-to-work transitions are the ‘Nordic’ and the ‘Apprenticeship’ (found in Austria and Germany) models.

http://www.euractiv.com/sections/social-europe-jobs/study-countries-faster-school-work-transitions-have-lower-unemployment?utm_source=EurActiv+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a587af6a0d-newsletter_daily_update&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bab5f0ea4e-a587af6a0d-245775009

Needing Skilled Workers, a Booming Germany Woos Immigrants By ALISON SMALE JULY 18, 2014

Needing Skilled Workers, a Booming Germany Woos Immigrants

But more than the rest of Europe, its healthy economy needs additional workers, especially for jobs requiring high levels of training and education, a problem likely to be exacerbated in the long run by its low birthrate. Right now Germany is trying to fill 117,000 jobs in science, technology and engineering, a gap that may widen to as many as one million by 2020, according to the Cologne Institute for Economic Research.