"As usual, the number of unemployed rose slightly in the vacation month of august. However, with the current unemployment rate of 3.7 percent, we have returned to the very good level of 2018 and 2019", explains sebastian pei-ne. The head of the bayreuth-hof employment agency, which is also responsible for the district of kulmbach, emphasized that the number of unemployed is significantly below the previous year's figures and in some cases even below the pre-crisis level.
According to peine, the training market still offers many opportunities until well into the fall. "In the region, 1432 apprenticeship positions are still waiting for an applicant." Unemployment also rose very moderately in the kulmbach area. Most of the people who came forward were young. Most of them have concrete plans on how to proceed from autumn onwards. Many graduates already have a suitable job offer.
"In general, despite the vacation season, the local labor market in kulmbach is well receptive. Temporary employment contracts have been extended, some have even been made permanent, and conversions from mini-jobs to midi-jobs have also been observed.".
According to him, the demand for workers decreased compared to the previous month, but remains at a high level. 157 vacancies reported, 93 less than in july and 29 more than a year ago. 1473 offers have been received since the beginning of the year, 379 more than in the same period last year.
Construction industry seeks
Currently, the demand from the construction industry for specialists of all kinds is high. The employers are often owner-operated family businesses that are happy about a good order situation even in times of pandemic. Experienced assistants are also employed here.
There is also demand for skilled metalworkers and employees in the hotel and catering industry, as well as medical and nursing staff and office workers with specialized skills.