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Job vacancies in German labor market grow in Q2
August 08,2014   By:Xinhua

BERLIN, Aug.8,2014-- Job vacancies in the German labor market grew by 13.6 percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to a year earlier, according to a survey published Thursday.

According to a survey by the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), the German primary labor market had 127,100 more job vacancies in the second quarter of 2014 than the same period last year.

The proportion of posts to be immediately filled increased to 76 percent of all vacancies compared to the previous year.

"This means that the current demand for skilled professionals is at a consistently high level," said IAB labor market researcher Alexander Kubis.

Job vacancies increased by more than 50 percent in the fields of transport, warehousing, arts, entertainment and recreation, the survey showed.

However, there is no area-wide shortage of skilled workers despite a high operational demand in Germany, Kubis said.

“Bottlenecks occur rather in specific industries and occupations,” he added.

The IAB questioned 9,000 employers from all sectors of the German economy for this survey.

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