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Company News, 2007-05-10, 02:02 PM

200 prospects at ThyssenKrupp Steel

ThyssenKrupp Steel AG is recruiting 200 additional engineers, economists and trainees. Germany’s biggest steel producer has launched a broad-based campaign entitled “200 prospects” to find experienced specialists and university graduates. The vacancies are advertised online at "".

The recruitment drive is part of the company’s forward strategy: ThyssenKrupp Steel is on growth course, with a new steel mill in Brazil currently under construction and plans in place to build a processing plant in the USA. At the same time, existing processing capacities in Germany are to be expanded. In addition, a new blast furnace is being built at the company’s Duisburg site which will start operation at the end of the year.

To meet these growing challenges in Germany and abroad, ThyssenKrupp Steel needs engineers in various disciplines, economists, IT specialists and scientists. The positions are to be filled before the current fiscal year ends in September 2007.

ThyssenKrupp Steel is also geared to growth in the area of technical and commercial apprenticeships: last fiscal year, more than 1,500 young people were undergoing apprenticeships at the Duisburg-based company. At 5.6 percent, the apprentice training rate, i.e. the ratio of apprentices to the overall workforce, was higher than ever. Of the 132 apprentices sitting their exams last February, ThyssenKrupp Steel retained 122.

The company’s “Program Future” offers young people sustained employment opportunities: under an agreement running until September 2013, weekly working time for employees has been cut by an hour with a corresponding reduction in pay to create new jobs which will allow a total of 1,000 apprentices to be retained over the next six years.

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