New trained specialists thanks to retraining programme
The lack of available trained specialists is currently a considerable problem for many companies. In the next few years, the town of Solingen, where we are based, expects approx. 8000 specialists to reach retirement age. This is bound to cause bottlenecks that will make it difficult for many companies to find suitable employees.
The state employment agency has picked up the gauntlet and is assisting companies in retraining unskilled workers that have made a good impression to make them skilled workers. The companies involved are supported financially, which means they are able to provide a two-year vocational training phase without financial disadvantages.
Dr Haubitz GmbH & Co. KG has now taken advantage of this programme for the third time. The benefits are evident: the employees concerned have proven their commitment and know the company and the workflows.
You can read the full report (in German) by the local newspaper "Solinger Tageblatt" dated 29.09.2017 online here: https://www.solinger-tageblatt.de/solingen/finden-firmen-neue-fachkraefte-8730876.html