Germany’s 9-euro transport ticket drives up train trips
13 August 2022 | 5:47 pm
Germany's €9 monthly travel pass has boosted rail usage, particularly in more rural and tourist areas, the latest statistics suggest. However, road usage is virtually unchanged, suggesting little impact on commuters.
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The biggest hole is for elderly and nursing care workers," she said. In other areas, such as the metal and electrical trades, there is not only a lack of skilled workers there is also a need for more experts and people with university degrees.
In Germany, more than 2.5 million people are looking for work. At the same time there is a shortage of almost 2 million skilled workers. How does that calculate and more importantly where is the shortage the worst?
The coalition government has launched a €49 monthly travel ticket to help ease the cost of living and promote the use of public transport. How revolutionary is it?
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