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... German Chemical Industry Employment Stops Falling

9:00 AM MDT | September 12, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

German chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says that for the first time in several years the number of workers employed by the chemical industry in Germany has stopped falling. The association says the 434,600 workers employed by the sector at the end of the first half of this year was the same as one year earlier. VCI says job cuts have stopped and that capacity expansions, which drive employment, have increased since 2006. “There is good reason to hope that a trend reversal in employment has been brought about,” VCI says. The German...

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