Improved training opportunities for young people, increasing recruitment problems for companies

Improved training opportunities for young people, increasing recruitment problems for companies
Authors: Ulrich, Joachim Gerd; Krekel, Elisabeth M.; Flemming, Simone; Granath, Ralf-Olaf
Series Specialist Internet articles
Date 2011
Available in English | German

The training market situation has improved for young people as compared to the same period in the previous year. This is the finding of market analyses based on data from the BIBB survey on newly concluded training contracts as of 09/30/2011 in conjunction with the Training Market Statistics from the Federal Employment Agency. In 2011, 599,800 training places were offered on the training market, 20,300 more than the year before. The number of training places offered by companies increased markedly (+30,800), while the predominantly publicly funded non-company training was reduced (-10,500). Vying for those places were 646,900 training place applicants, 2,300 more than in 2010. Since the supply grew much faster than demand, the training opportunities for young people improved. The supply/demand ratio stood at 92.7%, 2.8 percentage points higher than in 2010. A total of 570,100 training contracts were concluded (+10,200). At the end of 2011, the year under review, there were still 76,700 young people looking for training places (7,900 less than a year earlier) and the number of training places still unfilled at that time had increased by 10,100 to 29,700.

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