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Germany Allows 60,000 Visas for Workers this Year

In what looks to be excellent news for workers, notably from Asia and Africa and less developed nations, the proposal unveiled on Wednesday intends to overcome major barriers for migrants to Germany, particularly for those arriving from outside the European Union.

The suggested measures appear to be an effort to prevent a future labour crisis in the same vein as the government of Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s efforts to close the gaps in the labour market.

Germany has revealed a new immigration strategy with the goal of bringing in more foreign employees as the nation struggles with a labour shortage.

When the draught emerges, Hubertus Heil, Germany’s labour minister, stated that “securing our skilled labour base is one of Germany’s key economic concerns for the next decades.”

The first option calls for a professional or university degree that is recognised in Germany, as well as an employment contract, while the second road calls for a degree or vocational training, as well as a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.

Curiously, IT professionals without a university degree who have the necessary work experience will be given EU Blue Cards.

The reform plan’s potential to boost the number of employees from nations outside the EU by 60,000 per year is one of its most significant features.

The plan also includes a new “opportunity card” option and three other routes for employees to enter the country.

The law was introduced by Labor Minister Hubertus Heil and Interior Minister Nancy Faeser. Faeser appears confident and claims that if people arrive with professional experience or personal potential, it will be feasible for them to find employment.

The plan has been accepted by the cabinet, and according to Finance Minister Christian Lindner, it “lays the framework for a new start” in terms of immigration policy.

He stated that “anyone who can contribute to the economic growth of the country as a talented worker is welcome.”

Germany, one of the most prosperous countries in Europe, is experiencing a labour crisis, and there were about 2 million job openings in 2022, a record figure.

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