Munich (dpa / lby) – Despite the poor economic situation due to the corona pandemic, many Bavarian companies are still forming, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs. “The Bavarian education market remains a candidate market even during the Corona crisis,” Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs Hubert Aiwanger (Free Voters) said, according to a statement released on Saturday. Mathematically, there are 1.8 positions per candidate.
The Central Association of German Crafts, for its part, is concerned about the training market. Handicrafts have a six to eight week delay in mediation, said Handicrafts President Hans Peter Wollseifer of the German News Agency. From January to June, 16.6% fewer new training contracts were concluded compared to the same period last year.
Bavarian crafts have weathered the crisis well so far, Aiwanger said. So there is a strong will to train despite difficult times. As of July, around 98,000 apprenticeship positions had been registered with the Bavarian regional office of the Federal Employment Agency, each of which had around 66,000 applicants.