Germany signed up on Tuesday to provide vocational training and jobs for young Spaniards starved of opportunities in their crisis-hit home country, ministers said.
“Each year nearly 5,000 young Spaniards will be able to benefit from vocational opportunities or even from stable and skilled jobs in Germany,” Spain’s Employment Minister Fatima Banez said after signing the deal with her German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen.
The deal offers “the determined and sincere support of all the public administrations in Germany to young people who want to train and have skilled work in the coming years”.
A double recession sparked by the collapse of a building boom has thrown millions of people out of work in Spain.
It has driven the unemployment rate among those aged 16-24 to more than 57 percent and 27 percent overall.
Von der Leyen later said Germany had a shortage of skilled workers.
“In Germany we have a shortage of qualified personnel. We have one million open jobs, desperately looking for people who can fill them,” she told a conference on youth employment in Madrid.
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