Well-qualified staff is the be-all and end-all for companies. Continuing education can help to keep employees informed.
Economics Minister Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut (CDU) called for more commitment from companies on the subject. "We have to make greater use of phases of short-time work in particular in order to acquire core competencies relevant to the future and to keep employees up to date with their knowledge and skills."
According to the IAW analysis commissioned by the ministry, after the corona-related slump in 2020, the further training activity of companies increased again last year. The proportion of companies active in further training was 35 percent in the first half of 2021. This means a slight increase of 3 percentage points after the number of corresponding measures fell sharply in 2020 as a result of the pandemic.