Germany Ranked Second in Global Labor-Market Study

Germany has moved up to second place – behind the USA and ahead of Canada – in the global labour-market rankings. Skilled workers from Europe and Central Asia even put Germany first. This is the result of a study called ‘Decoding Global Talent 2018’. 366,000 employees in 197 countries were interviewed by the Stepstone job exchange, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and The Network. Germany had been ranked fourth in the previous study conducted in 2014.

The German labour market is particularly attractive for engineers under the age of 30, digital experts and academics with a Master’s degree or doctorate. There is a lack of skilled workers in many industries. International applicants in technical professions have good opportunities.

Brexit is making itself felt: workers from Spain, Denmark, Poland and Romania, for whom the British labour market has been very attractive up to now, are becoming more geared towards Germany. This trend also applies to qualified professionals from China and Indonesia.

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