US News In Corona times: This is how the year went on the Cologne apprenticeship market
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In times of the pandemic, everything runs a little differently than usual on the apprenticeship market. the employment agency, the Chamber of Crafts and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry have announced a “fifth quarter” on the market in order to bring as many applicants and companies as possible together.
"The year is not over yet," said Johannes Klapper, chairman of the Cologne employment agency on Thursday. In the spring lockdown, many counseling options were initially lost, so that career choices and attitudes were postponed. “This year's training report is therefore a snapshot. The career counseling is currently being extended and is still advising young people so that they can start the training year that has already started. ”
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Number of training positions decreased
In Cologne, around 5,760 training positions were reported to the Employment Agency by the end of September, 19 percent less than in Previous year. Even if the willingness to train is still high, there are industries that have not been able to maintain their level of training in the months of lockdown, said Klapper. The number of applicants also fell, by a total of 13.2 percent to 4,758.
However, both the employment agency, the Chamber of Crafts and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce stated that the number of training contracts concluded had increased significantly after the end of the lockdown in the summer - and expressed the hope that despite the new partial lockdown, it could still be caught up by the end of the year. In the district of the Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 7,232 new training contracts were concluded by the end of September, 15.7 percent less than in the previous year. The declines were mainly in the commercial area, said Christopher Meier, Managing Director of Education and Training: In the gastronomy, tourism and event industry, which were hit particularly hard by the Corona crisis.
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At the Chamber of Crafts, the decline in training contracts concluded was slightly lower than at the IHK at minus 10.84 percent. According to General Manager Garrelt Duin, hairdressers and vehicle mechatronics technicians were particularly hard hit. In contrast, there was an increase of 35 percent among painters and varnishers. Carpenters also hired more trainees.
Employment Agency and the two chambers pointed out that trainees were urgently needed despite the short-term decrease in the number of vacancies. “There were places, there are places,” said Meier. "We have talked a lot about the shortage of skilled workers over the past few years - it has not disappeared, nor has demographic change."Autumn upswing in the labor market
In the meantime, despite the pandemic, the labor market is showing the autumn upswing that is typical for this time - even if it was somewhat more subdued than usual. In Cologne the number of unemployed fell compared to September by 1.4 percent to 58,620. Compared to the previous year, however, it rose by 25.7 percent. The unemployment rate fell by one percentage point to 9.7 percent.
A similar trend could be observed in the federal government: Here the unemployment rate fell by two percentage points to six percent, the number of unemployed by 87,000 to 2.76 million. The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) nevertheless issued a gloomy forecast on Thursday: The experts estimate that “over 100,000 jobs” could be lost due to the new partial lockdown, even if the labor market remains “relatively robust” . However, they do not expect a massive economic slump like the one in spring.
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