Germany: Berlin rolls out its new migration policy

Faced with a severe shortage of skilled labour, Germany is rolling out a massive programme to activate and seek skilled workers. In order to make up for its shortages, the country has to hire 400,000 workers from abroad every year. With this in mind, on 30 November the Federal Council of Ministers adopted the main guidelines of a strategy that has been the work of coordinated action between four ministries and that includes no less than the overhaul of legislation on immigration and the acquisition of nationality, as well as recognition of dual nationality.

Through Thomas Schnee. Published on 01 December 2022 Ă  14h08 - Update on 01 December 2022 Ă  14h09

Whether it be care assistants, hospitality staff, train and truck drivers, electricians, fitters, mechatronic technicians, programmers, engineers, or teachers, it is hard not to find a profession in Germany today that is not suffering from labour shortages. According to the Federal Statistical Agency’s latest data, Germany’s workforce continues to grow, and reached a record high of 45.7 million people in November 2022. However at the same time, the number of people of working age (German nationals and those from other countries) continues to decline (down from 65.8% to 63.6% between 2014-2022).…

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