Anja Piel chairs BA Administrative Board

The Administrative Board of the Federal Employment Agency (BA) elected Anja Piel as its chairwoman at mid-year. She is a member of the Federal Executive Board of the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB)

29 Jun 2023 | Press release no.32

Christina Ramb was elected Vice-Chair of the Administrative Board. She is a member of the Executive Board of the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA).

On the occasion of the change of office, Anja Piel said: “Over the past few years, the BA has done something essential. During the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, BA employees have had to prepare themselves for the labour market consequences of Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine. The staff of the BA have dedicatedly built up advisory and support services for refugees from Ukraine very quickly and comprehensively. We would like to thank them most sincerely for this. This makes it all the more important now – in the wake of the forthcoming legislative changes, the introduction of the second phase of Citizen’s Income at the beginning of July and in view of the structural changes in the labour market – to take the BA’s dedicated staff through the internal processes of transformation and qualify them.”

Christina Ramb adds: “More and more vacancies remain unfilled, including on the training market. At the same time, there are far too many young people without vocational qualifications. The BA is more needed than ever in career guidance and placement, especially for young people, and overall in the qualification of semi-skilled and unskilled workers of all ages. All partners in the training and labour market must work together to attract as many people as possible to skilled employment or to keep them in it. Here, the BA, together with its social partners, has a crucial role to play in networking at home and abroad.”

The Administrative Board is the supervisory and advisory committee for the self-administration of the BA at central level.