No Training, No Work Unemployment Rising Despite More Jobs

Although there are more jobs than ever before, unemployment continues to rise in Germany. Many long-term unemployed are looking for work again, but their lack of qualifications means they hardly stand a chance in a highly specialized industrial society.
Von Markus Dettmer und Kristiana Ludwig
After years of unemployment, Jörg Schäfer has found work as an apprentice thanks to a new pilot project.

After years of unemployment, Jörg Schäfer has found work as an apprentice thanks to a new pilot project.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan