Halle/Erfurt (dpa/th) - In Thuringia there were still 6629 vacant training positions in June. Compared to the previous year, that is almost 800 or 13.6 percent more open apprenticeships, according to figures from the Saxony-Anhalt-Thuringia regional office of the Federal Employment Agency on Thursday. A total of 12,134 training places and 7259 applicants were recorded in Bavaria in June.
The DGB Hessen-Thüringen sees the Thuringian training market in crisis. "Fewer and fewer young people want to do an apprenticeship. That is extremely worrying," explains the deputy DGB chairwoman, Renate Sternatz. Dual training seems to have an attractiveness problem.
The costs for school supplies or the journey to work or school are too high and the training allowance is low. Sternatz demanded that these adjustment screws must be addressed. A compulsory social service, as it is currently being debated, does not replace a regular employment relationship or good career orientation during school days.