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Demographic change

Demographic change

In the 20th century, the Earth's population grew more rapidly than ever before. This demographic change is having a lasting impact on our society. One example is the steep rise in the proportion of older people in the global population. Over the past 50 years, the proportion of over-60s worldwide has risen from eight to ten percent. And in another 50 years, it will be more than 20 percent – some nine billion people across the globe.

Demographic change and the regional differences in this process also impact on the world of work and companies' HR policy. It is becoming more difficult to find new recruits in industrialized nations and the need for education and training is growing in up-and-coming countries. Both developments will lead to a lack of skilled staff and highly trained executives. This will increase the opportunities for women and for people from other countries. We have recognized this megatrend and are responding – both at Bosch itself and in cooperation with our partners and customers. For example, we are supporting training programs for young people from socially deprived backgrounds, are committed to equal opportunities for all, and are offering new employment models, including part-time work and job-sharing.