Germany or Bust Southern European Jobseekers Head North in Droves

Economic crisis and mass unemployment in Southern Europe have triggered an exodus of highly qualified jobseekers, many of whom are making their way north to Germany. There, a relatively strong economy and growing shortage of skilled workers makes companies eager to ensure that the newcomers feel welcome.
Ziehl-Abegg, a global leader in ventilation technology, is the sort of medium-sized company described as the pillar of the German economy -- but it stll struggles to find skilled workers.

Ziehl-Abegg, a global leader in ventilation technology, is the sort of medium-sized company described as the pillar of the German economy -- but it stll struggles to find skilled workers.

Foto: Ziehl-Abegg / Achim Köpf