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Germany needs more Asian developers

by on11 December 2007


Chronic staff shortage

Germany needs more developers and IT sales managers and the only place that can provide them is China and India, according to an industry lobby group. Bitkom said that there were 43,000 jobs going begging in new technology sectors and "losses can be calculated in billions" because of the shortage.

August-Wilhelm Scheer, President of the Sector Federation Bitkom, said that there was an unfavorable demographic trend and growing disinterest among German students for scientific studies, in the labor pool for programmers, telecommunications engineers and the pool for computer security specialists was empty.

The only way that German companies can get the staff they need is to hire programmers from India and China.

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Last modified on 12 December 2007
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