National Geographic : 1982 Jan
Jobs go begging for skilled laborat such sophisticated industries as Siemens AG electric generatorplant (far left), although 46,000 West Berliners are out of work. Siemens, with 27,000 workers, the largest private employer, offers a health club for pensioners (below) among benefits. At BMW Motorradplant (left) a Turkish guest worker, at left, helps assemble a motorcycle. Guest workers, recruited when 60,000 East Berlinerswere shut off from theirjobs by the Wall, now form 20 percent of the work force in West Berlin.