Electricity and gas: millions of jobs on the brink? Trigema boss fears “big wave of layoffs”
Not only the galloping prices for gas become a burden for households and businesses, but also for the electricity price.
The significantly increased cost of electricity are an enormous challenge, especially for industry in production. Prominent business representatives talk openly about the possible harsh consequences that are now looming.
Energy crisis: Electricity and gas much more expensive – millions of jobs at risk in extreme cases
Will the energy crisis in Germany lead to a wave of layoffs? This is exactly what some business representatives are expecting.
The general manager of the Munich-Upper Bavaria Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Manfred Gößl, now told the “Bild”: “If the electricity prices for industry don’t go down, thousands of jobs in Bavaria and tens of thousands of jobs in Germany could be on the brink.”
Gößl is even thinking ahead and has a nightmare scenario in mind that even goes beyond this dimension.
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Should Putin turn off the gas tap completely, one million jobs would be “directly and indirectly at risk” in Bavaria alone, according to the IHK general manager. In the case of a gas stop from Russia, an estimated five million jobs would be on the brink throughout Germany!
Wolfgang Grupp, the well-known family entrepreneur and boss of the fashion company Trigema, is also pessimistic about the future. Due to the rising electricity prices, “many jobs in Germany are in danger,” Grupp told the “Bild”. “If energy prices don’t come down quickly, we’re definitely going to face a big wave of layoffs.” (like)