Nahles Expects more Short-Time Workers in 2023
According to a news report, the Federal Employment Agency expects around 250,000 part-time workers for 2023. Overall, agency chief Nahles is optimistic about the job market.
The director of the Federal Employment Agency (BA), Andrea Naels, expects that on average many more short-time workers will work in the current year than in 2022. we assume that “Rheinische Post” The average annual number of workers is around 250,000. Therefore, we plan to spend 1.7 billion euros.
With 163,000 people currently on short-time work, we are slightly above the 2019 level before the Corona crisis, but we are close to 200,000 people.
On average for 2022, the authority had previously estimated the number of part-time workers at around 430,000, which is significantly lower than the 1.85 million in 2021, but still higher than the pre-corona 2019 annual average. .
Nahles: Companies no Longer Separate so Easily
In times of crisis, companies don’t lay off as quickly anymore, but they tend to use less time when something goes wrong, Nales continues.
In general, the head of the recruitment agency is optimistic about the development of the labor market. And confirmed:
At the start of 2023, we have half a million more employees subject to Social Security than last year.
NALS: Creating Special Jobs for the Elderly
To address the shortage of skilled labour, Nalls proposed the introduction of private management positions in companies.
“Companies can offer older employees special leave, more flexible weekly working hours or activities that do not physically exhaust them and where they can contribute their good knowledge, for example in training and qualifications,” Nals said. the newspaper.
This already exists in isolated cases and could allow more employees to work until normal retirement age.