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Acute shortage of santa clauses in Germany

the Difficulty to find labour is an increasing problem on the German labour market, which hampers growth. Around 1.2 million employees are missing, writes the Berlingske, who notes that the trend has even reached the German tradition to hire an elf to julklappsutdelningen on christmas eve.

will alert you if there is an acute lack of hyrtomtar, writes for several German media. Dredsner Morgenpost has the title ”Emergency for santa clauses in Saxony”, and the Berliner Zeitung writes ”santa claus wanted as soon as possible”. East Germany is particularly affected.

the Reason the German tomtebrist is partly a question of generations. In the past it was a popular moonlighting, in particular for students, but that time is past. In the year announces for example, ”Das Berliner Studierendenwerk” they don't have a single brownie to convey.

– To work as santa claus has completely lost its significance for the young, " says Stefan Grob at the student employment office in Berlin to Der Spiegel.

special courses for would-be santas, and which shows the same development.

Young people have no longer the desire to work weekends or antisocial hours, " says Willi Dahmen to Der Spiegel.

He lacks at the moment 40 gnomes.

the German employment service has not managed to recruit enough elves that can meet the demand. Not even the lure of quick money appears to make it more attractive. The compensation for a day's work is around sek 5,000, according to the task to Der Spiegel. And if you can play an instrument or sing can the sum be higher.

But not among the older generation, the interest is equal for the profession longer, which some think depends on the överflödssamhället. Karsten Gust has worked as santa for 30 years and he thinks the tasks have become more demanding in pace with köphetsen around christmas has increased.

– For most families is only counted as consumption. In the past I would give a thing to the four children, now I often give four things to a child, " he says to the Tag 24.

to stop on tomtejobbet partly for health reasons, but notably because of the importance of christmas as a community festival increasingly has been lost, consider Karsten Gust.

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