Motivated skilled workers in Lusatia
Success factor for investors
Lusatia has always been a place where people actively pitch in. The people here are motivated and efficient: experienced specialists and university graduates alike. The region has an above-average percentage of well-trained employees. Another efficient strength is the region’s excellent transport links, which provide rapid access to the European and East Asian markets. All in all, the perfect conditions for investors are complemented by the strong support by the districts’ economic development agencies as well the states of Brandenburg and Saxony.
Jobs with prospects
International companies such as BASF Schwarzheide, Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG, Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG as well as innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) for skilled and unskilled workers offer attractive jobs with prospects for the future. .
The "Fachkräfteportal Brandenburg" and the "Stellenmarkt Sachsen" offer comfortable possibilities for companies to find and acquire the required skilled employees from Germany and abroad. The online platforms provide an overview of current Brandenburg and Saxon vacancies in Lusatia and extensive information on working and living in both states.
Skilled, dedicated and outstandingly trained workers form the backbone of the region. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) as well as large global corporations benefit from the know-how of experienced specialists and well-trained young professionals.
Grants for qualification
Investors find the perfect conditions in Lusatia: Brandenburg and Saxony promote the employment of higher education graduates. Brandenburg and Saxon companies can also receive grants for qualification and induction measures. And the gross value added – particularly in industry – has been rising for years.
The regional labour market shows a very good development with diverse employment prospects. Between 2010 and 2018, the number of employees subject to social insurance contributions rose by 18,000 to roughly 221,000. The economic momentum of the Lusatian economy is also reflected in the large number of reported vacancies: almost 6,000 vacancies are currently registered.
Lusatian universities offer a wide range of labour market-oriented and classical courses of study. The mainfocus is on engineering sciences, construction, natural and environmental sciences, informatics, economics, healthcare and social sciences.
Year after year, numerous students graduate in Lusatia, including many engineers and business people. The influx of graduates from home and abroad means that multilingual applicants are also available to the job market.
Universities cooperate with regional and globally active companies in the transfer of knowledge and technology.
Regional training for tomorrow
In Brandenburg, as in Saxony, well-established vocational education and training is another aspect in securing qualified workforce. The Secondary Level School Center Lusatia College prepares 700 young people for the future. At the vocational school’s three campuses in Schwarzheide, Sedlitz and Lauchhammer they learn professions such as chemical technician, laboratory chemist, construction mechanic or process mechanic for plastic and rubber technology..
Anyone who would like to obtain further qualifications after the dual vocational training can become a state-certified technician in the fields of electrical engineering or mechanical engineering at the company's own technical school.
The Bautzen State Academy is dedicated to market-integrated vocational training: together with participants from professional practice, students gain practical and educational qualifications in 40 study courses in business, technology, social studies and health, dual.