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Municipalities up recruitment efforts while others play catch-up



The government continues to be the biggest employer in the country with 31 049 employees according to Statec. Photo: Ministry of the Interior

The government continues to be the biggest employer in the country with 31 049 employees according to Statec. Photo: Ministry of the Interior

Minister of the interior Taina Bofferding alongside social partners from the central commission presented a municipal employees recruitment campaign on 21 October.

The central commission is a platform for consultation between social partners on matters related to personnel management. The association of Luxembourg cities, Sylvicol, the local administrations federation FGFC and the OGBL trade union were the social partners representing the commission.

Together with minister Bofferding, they presented the recruitment campaign called “Your future in the municipality: Diversified. Local. Modern.” The municipalities and their associations hope to attract future recruits by putting forward the sector’s diversity and the opportunity to work in the interest of the community.

The government continues to be the biggest employer in the country with 31 049 employees according to Statec. A government job is an alluring opportunity for Luxembourg graduates, providing stability and a good pay.

However, other sectors, such as the crafts sector, are suffering in terms of recruitment. Supply and demand are not always balanced when it comes to vocational jobs. For example, statistics from 19 August show 16 vacancies for butcher apprenticeships with no candidates for those positions.

Working in an office is often seen as more prestigious than working in the crafts sector. And although all employers make an effort in terms of the recruitment of young professionals, some sectors still have the upper hand.