Tax incentives for research are on the home straight. It is expected that the Bundestag will have a final debate at the end of October. Find out what the new funding instrument can do for your company.
For 2018 there are first results for the manufacturing industry and economic services - rank 6 for Germany in the EU comparison. The level of labour costs in manufacturing is higher and the level of labour costs in mechanical engineering is even higher. In the mechanical engineering sector, Germany ranks third behind Sweden and Denmark in the EU ranking.
Highlights from the current ZEW Innovation Survey: Regional to international. Cooperation with science is well established in mechanical engineering. Joint industrial research, the ZIM programme and BMBF funding make an important contribution to this. And, engineers remain in demand. Research-intensive companies can fill their positions more quickly.
The next Ingenieurerhebung among VDMA member companies is due to take place in May. Does almost every second engineer still work in research, development and construction? Has the number of engineers developed similarly to that of employees in mechanical engineering companies? And which qualifications count? Your numbers are in demand.
Over the last years the mechanical engineering sector has in comparison to the manufacturing sector a higher rate of vocational education and training. The rate could even be higher if due to many vacant positions.
The mechanical engineering sector maintains its position and continues to be one of the five most research-intensive industrial sectors.
In comparision to the last year, the number of short-time workers in the mechanical engineer sector has decreased by over 55 percentage.
Benchmarking sickness absence requires data on industry averages. Suitable information can be found here.
Social Security Contribution Rates and Earning Limits in Germany from 2013 to 2018.
The most recent VDMA survey on engineers confirms the high share of 16.7 percent engineers in total employment of the mechanical engineering industry. Between 2013 and 2016 the number of engineers working in the industry has grown by 8’000 to a new high of 191’000.
Annette Meyerhoff
Annette Meyerhoff
Labour Market, R&D
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