FEATURE-Savvy German firm hires seniors to solve labour woes

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By Erik Kirschbaum KORNWESTHEIM, Germany, April 29 (Reuters) - Tired of training young workers who didn't stay with his company, a German businessman solved his labour woes in an unorthodox way -- by hiring engineers over the age of 55. Four years ago Otmar Fahrion started hiring people who had been sent off into early retirement after six mid-career engineers abruptly left his engineering company near Stuttgart for jobs at corporate giants such as Porsche, Daimler and Bosch. Annoyed ...

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