About two thirds of medium-sized companies in North Rhine-Westphalia have problems in finding skilled labor. Almost half of all companies (48 percent) even laments already lost revenue because qualified personnel is lacking. The proceeds from the SME barometer of economic consultancy Ernst & amp; Young out, which was published on Tuesday.
Entrepreneurs hope to refugees
Improving the situation of skilled workers are hoping for many companies by the numerous refugees who reach the country. More than half of businesses (57 percent) believes according to the survey the fact that refugees can alleviate skill shortages. Nine out of ten SMEs would allow refugees to work with him. The willingness to hire immigrants, is otherwise only in Rhineland-Palatinate even greater (93 per cent).
mood despite shortage of skilled workers well
In spite of the shortage of skilled workers is the mood in NRW SME but overall good: 53 percent are fully satisfied with their business situation, a further 33 percent describe it as a “rather good”. Throughout Germany are 89 percent, however, a little more satisfied with their business situation. Almost one in three medium-sized companies in NRW wants to create additional jobs in the next six months, only a few (12 percent) want to cut jobs