Industrial enterprises in Germany prepare for the demographic changes and the ensuing shortage of professionals by recruiting personnel as a precaution. That is at least the assessment of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, why the number of people working in the manufacturing industry – 5.3 million – is the highest in nine years.


This is supported by the fact that the number of gainfully employed has passed for the first time in Germany’s history above the 42 million mark. This should draw the attention of job seekers, because it is a signal that chances for changing one’s job are better than they have been in a long time. In certain business fields such as the typical technical-natural sciences MINT professions an employee market has almost developed.

Also for other professional groups and service providers the trend could soon begin to change due to the good employment figures. Places of innovation will look for professionals who can market and sell new products, maintain them and provide customer service.