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Berlin / Schwerin (dpa / mv) – Of the 25,000 new railway employees hired nationwide this year, 290 got a job in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Large professional groups in which people are hired and trained in the country are rail and rail vehicle maintenance, train drivers, train service and IT experts, the railway announced on Thursday. In order to further strengthen and expand the company, massive staff will be recruited and trained next year. It should be at least 18,000 jobs.
Despite the sharp drop in passenger numbers, Deutsche Bahn hired more employees than last year. The 25,000th new colleague of the year was welcomed on Thursday. “The mobility turnaround is only possible with people,” said Martin Seiler, Chief Human Resources Officer. Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) said that the federally owned railway would remain a “job machine”. There were 24,000 new hires in 2019. Deducting departures, the workforce will grow by around 5,000 this year.