in the opinion of the Confederation of German employers ‘ associations (BDA) is the shortage of skilled workers in Germany by the tee-free retirement at 63 is reinforced. “This is a heavy mortgage not only for our pension Fund, but also for our labour market,” said BDA chief Executive, Steffen Kampeter. The shortage of skilled workers in Germany will increase “with a misguided pension policy”.

Kampeter, according to around a quarter of a million skilled workers per year have decreased in the last two years, nationwide retirement. This will be significantly more than the government originally predicted, it is part of the BDA. According to the Institute for labour market and occupational research (IAB), this is especially smaller companies before the bigger problems: they have difficulty to keep skilled staff who have a claim to a deduction-free pension.

The law since July 2014. Thus, older workers who have deposited at least 45 years in the pension cash can go, already 63 years ago, the tee-free retirement. Of this scheme, a total of 735,000 workers, according to Figures from the German pension insurance in the past three years, use Numbers, don’t worry, the Federal Ministry of labour. You would yet lie in the expected range.

Karl Brenke of the German Institute for economic research looks at the effect of a possible increase in the shortage of skilled workers, by the deduction-free pension currently as “not particularly great effect.” Although there was the entry into force of the tee-free pension from several vintages that were able to go in pension. This effect is down to the beginning of the Reform, however, larger than the last. In addition, the labour market react relatively flexibly.