According to a survey by Gesundheit Österreich GmbH, there will be an additional need for 34,200 long-term care jobs in Germany by 2030. At the same time, 41,500 retirements have to be taken into account. For Austria, this means 75,500 full-time equivalents more in just under 10 years. The equivalent of an additional 100,000 caregivers.
Most of the care professions are included in the collective agreement of the Austrian social economy (SWÖ for short). Specific example: Nursing assistants (1 year of training) are in usage group 5. Full-time you start here with 2122 euros gross. If you start your job at the age of 20, you have around 2700 gross (full-time – without bonuses) after 25 years of work. The problem for lateral entrants, however, is the previous years of service. If someone is 45 years old and has now retrained, but has not worked in a “relevant” profession, a maximum of previous years of service will be taken into account. According to SWÖ-KV, that means “only” around 2165 gross. That is over 500 euros less gross per month (14x = 7,000 euros).
“The lateral entry into the nursing profession has to become much more attractive. That is why we ask NEOS that the federal government set up a ‘lateral entry foundation’ at the AMS ”, says NEOS social spokesman and second president of the Salzburg state parliament, Dr. Sebastian Huber, across from the eXXpress. “This should compensate for the difference in previous employment times. This would mean absolute added value for those who are retraining and it would also make it easier for companies to find employees. “