Union calls for training in eldercare sector to be maintained

Germany
Ver.di has criticised the government for not maintaining the provision of training in elder care. The union points out that over 14,000 people, over half of whom were on state benefits, had benefited from training in elder care. Ver.di sees this as successful both in terms of helping the unemployed get new skills and find jobs but also in beginning to address what is a growing problem of staff shortages in the care sector. However, the government has decided not to continue the training scheme beyond the end of this year. [Read more at > ver.di (DE)->http://presse.verdi.de/pressemitteilungen/showNews?id=97b11118-b9b1-11df-7e6b-001ec9b05a14]

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