The current problem in Austria and our German neighbors is not the unemployment figures, as is often propagated, but the shortage of workers, which has long ceased to be just a shortage of skilled workers. According to “Welt”, the Institute for Labor Market and Occupational Research (IAB) has found that there are 1.98 million vacancies that are currently to be filled. According to economists, there are an average of 4.5 vacancies for every 100 employees.
This is an all-time high and a record. Of the 1.98 million vacancies, just over 80 percent are vacant, meaning they can be filled immediately. In around 352,000 cases, the start of the business should take place later at the request of the employer. So if you want to work, you should find a suitable job among the around 2 million offers.
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