Shortage of skilled labour, voluntary service, demographic change elder are as important as never before Hamburg, December 28, 2010 the year of 2010 has shown how important the older generation for Germany is and will still be. According to IG Metall first more East Germans reach the age to retirement already next year, as new workers to meet. This trend is continuing in all Germany. At the same time shrinking, according to calculations of the Federal Statistical Office, the population at just under 2 million by 2020. On the basis of these developments, the Institute for labour market and occupational research, a reduction in the potential of the labour force rising to at least 1.9 million in the next 10 years trend forecast. Against this background, the experience resource of specialists in retirement in the foreground moves. The shortage is already real existent, the developments on the labour market show this.
Although the companies have kept your employees in the crisis, required skilled personnel is now missing in many regions. Actually, we have the required specialists as a silent reserve”on the spot. Many retirees are highly motivated to become active and want to bring their knowledge”, so Jakob tuber, Managing Director of, a service that reactivated the experience of the older generation for companies. The so-called silver workers are generally in the labour market, according to the federal employment agency”becoming increasingly important for companies. The older generation’s commitment was also at the Federal Ministry for family, senior citizens, women and youth on the agenda.
Here forces be needed due to the Elimination of the civil service, for the new voluntary service. These volunteers are in the future to a large extent with the older generation, because the society is aging. According to the Federal Office of statistics, the number increases by 2020 over 60 years to about 2 million by 2050 even to more than 6.2 million. The German company should understand the demographic change as an opportunity. Because real design development offers many advantages has begun the Decade of the older generation, it’s politics and economy, what we can do. The company: the online resource for project work by professionals in the retirement is sentiso. Knowledge and experience of older generations be reactivated at sentiso for the benefit of all stakeholders. These are tips and information around the topic of working in retirement”provided. For questions and photos: Sentiso GmbH Jakob tuber, Mittelweg 177, 20148 Hamburg phone: 040 399913 61, fax: 040 399913 62,, press