Like many other sectors, e-commerce is also groaning under an acute shortage of skilled workers. In comparison to other industries, however, e-commerce has a hard time simply because there is no classical training for this subject, nor does a specific course of study fully concentrate on it.
E-commerce can thus be described as an industry of lateral entrants. In a survey by BEVH (Bundesverband E-Commerce und Versandhandel Deutschland), 54% of all e-commerce companies surveyed stated that they can no longer cover their personnel requirements in Germany alone and must recruit from abroad. As a result, tens of thousands of vacancies in German e-commerce agencies are unfilled or misfilled in many respects.
In order to counteract this acute shortage of skilled workers and also the problem of lateral entrants, there will finally be the new training occupation”e-commerce clerk” in the dual training system for the coming training year 2018/19. This long overdue step was presented today on 31.01.2018 by the IHK Berlin and the BEVH. I myself attended this event and would like to share my positive and sometimes very negative impressions. Read more