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Industry Raises Alarm over Lack of Technicians and Apprentices

Published: August 23, 2011; 15:36 · (Vindobona)

voestalpine CEO Eder and WKÖ president Leitl call for measures against the shortage of skilled personnel. They want to increase the attractiveness of technical jobs and raise the retirement age.

Industry Raises Alarm over Lack of Technicians and Apprentices / Picture: © Voestalpine AG (Blast Furnace A)

Representatives of the Austrian industry on Monday presented a list of demands with the goal of securing Austria’s attractiveness as a business location. Wolfgang Eder, CEO of the steel company voestalpine, pointed at the importance of the industry sector. 50% of gross value added in Austria was achieved by the 106 leading companies.

At the moment, the sector’s major concern…

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