Employers have a lot of legal leeway to request CoV vaccinations from their employees. Although there is no legal vaccination requirement, more and more jobs now seem to be at stake if one does not want to be vaccinated. And more companies are only hiring vaccinated people.
Every employer has the right to define CoV vaccination as a recruitment criterion for his company. This is also what Wolfgang Ragitsch does, for example. The Salzburg entrepreneur is looking for a saleswoman for one of his businesses in Salzburg’s old town – for a children’s fashion store.
No specialist found so far
They must have a good knowledge of German and the CoV vaccinations. For reasons of security and livelihood, Ragitsch emphasizes: “If she gets together with customers and the saleswoman is absent, then as a small family business I can lock up.”
The Salzburg resident has not yet found a suitable employee.
AMS boss: “Vaccination is subject to data protection”
Vaccination does not play a role in the placement by the Public Employment Service (AMS), says Jacqueline Beyer, head of AMS Salzburg: “It is of course subject to data protection. We do not ask about the status of our unemployed. That is not a job for the AMS either. “
As a company, you have to see where the limit is in order to get employees at all, says Beyer. And at the moment it is difficult – across all industries, to find and place suitable workers. There is full employment. And because of the good economic situation, there are 42 percent more vacancies this year than in 2019.