Anja Piel becomes chair of the administrative board of the Federal Employment Agency

Anja Piel took over the chair of the administrative board of the Federal Employment Agency in the middle of the year. She is a member of the Federal Executive Board of the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB).

02 Jul 2021 | Press release no.26

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The deputy chair is Christina Ramb, who has held the office of chair since November 2020. She is a member of the Board of the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA).

Anja Piel gave the following explanation of the transfer of power: “The Federal Employment Agency has done great work in the past one and a half years and faced the challenges of the pandemic on the labour market with tremendous dedication on the part of its employees and with a high level of flexibility. With the steps that are being taken to open up the economy and ease the restrictions and the associated economic recovery, our energies must be focused on getting the active labour market policy going again. Training is an important key to getting back to the workplace, avoiding long-term unemployment or – in view of the partly far-reaching adjustment processes in the economy – remaining in employment.”

The deputy chairman of the administrative board Christina Ramb also sees a need for action: “We now have to put everything into making the most of the “Summer of Vocational Training” and promoting the second round of referrals – including across sectors and regions – with all our might. This is not only decisive for the start of many young people’s careers, but is just as essential for our companies: only companies that provide training today are securing their skilled workers of tomorrow.”

The administrative board is the supervisory and advisory body of the Federal Employment Agency on a central level.