Germany, one of the largest economies in Europe has been facing severe shortages in the workforce market. To handle these hurdles of shortages, the country plans to attract skilled workers from abroad.
The government has already taken proper measures to permit foreign citizens who have already received a domestic contract from the employer to begin work immediately, provided their vocational qualification will be recognized later.
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Germany plans to hire skilled workers from a foreign country to handle the acute shortages of the workforce in the country.
Apart from this, the German government also eases immigration for younger immigrants for taking study or vocational training in Germany.
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The country already planned an un-bureaucratic and transparent point system for the applicants who are willing to work in Germany, which is similar to long-standing programs in Canada and other countries.
Germany not just invites skilled foreign workers, but also general workers who are in need of the German workforce market.
The following table shows sectors and the percentage of shortages in the workforce:
|Name of the sectors||Percentage of shortage in workforce|
|Services||More than 50%|
|Retail trade||More than 40%|
Due to low birth rates and unequal immigration flows have generated a demographic imbalance in Germany.
The German government decided to attract 400,000 qualified skilled workers from foreign countries.
More than half of the German companies are currently struggling to get skilled workers for the staff shortages.
According to a Munich-based Ifo institute survey, the Services sector has acute shortages to fill in.
The German government has plans to revamp its citizenship rules which might get more foreign immigrants to the country.
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