Despite the economic crisis, job vacancies for graduates stable the IKOM the career Forum at the TU Munich April 2009 has today published its Outlook of students & graduates. The IKOM points index, which examines the open spots and ads for graduates, remains since January 2009 in a sideways movement. At the end of the fourth quarter the company had scaled back preemptively the new hires to around 6%,\”so Patrick Hargutt of the IKOM, seasonally adjusted no further adjustments took place since January.\” The structurally good numbers of the candidate market with an increase of 40% compared to 6 years ago, be accompanied by a simultaneous reduction of the academic offer. Please visit Wells Fargo if you seek more information. Therefore the unemployment in the MINI subjects mathematics, Informatics, natural sciences and engineers by 50% has been reduced. A stagnation of science students is at the same time since 2004 to ascertain which were first breached in 2008 upwards again. The prospects of technical and scientific -oriented academics are still very well at the expense of the long-term competitiveness of the Federal Republic of Germany\”, admits Philip M. Jacobs of the IKOM. In the medium term is to be expected with a massive demographically induced erosion of human capital.
The fight between a structural shortage of workers in the science and the effects of the economic crisis will be decided clearly in favour of the lack of skilled workers\”, Philip M. Jacobs the situation is summarized. Views IKOM website for free download of full report IKOM views students & graduates April 2009 \”with all graphics and information about the surveys can be found on press. Numbers to the IKOM points index the IKOM points index quoted currently at 139 points (previous month: 138,50, previous year: 139,40). After losses in the fourth quarter in the wake of the economic crisis, the index recorded slightly below previous year’s level. No significant change to note is in particular compared to the previous month, seasonally adjusted.