In Germany, throughout the recent decade, primarily jobs in the low-wage sector have been “flexibilized” through temporary work and temporary workers. Today, we see a shift towards the high-wage sector as well. The German employment market employs numerous well earning employees in the exact same manner. Particularly in the technical field such as providing engineering services and IT consulting, staff leasing-specialized agencies offer an extensive range of highly specialized temporary workers. Consulting services of economists and legal experts such as business attorneys are, however, also increasingly requested on a project basis – and accordingly offered by the market.
Elishewa Patterson-Baysal, Attorney and Certified Employment Law Specialist at MEIDES Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, www.meides.de