For quite a while, businesses in Germany have been requesting that the German government open a more accessible path for skilled workers to come to Germany. They demand that this also include skilled workers from non-EU nationals.
Presently, Germany has a very low unemployment level just 2.2 million out of work. This has presented several challenges to businesses in the country. 60% of businesses say the trend, lack of employee especially skilled ones, present a significant threat to their growth - this was revealed by Stefan Hardege of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Earlier this week, specific details in a preliminary draft for new immigration law leaked. Angela Merkel’s cabinet is set to approve the draft before the end of the year.
Details From The Draft
A key regulation that says non-EU nationals can only take a job when no German or any other EU citizen
is available to do it will be stripped away. Also, the regulation will not affect only sectors with the acute shortage. By implication, anybody with a recognized qualification and a work contract is Eligible to enter Germany
Under the new regulation, skilled workers
can move into Germany for a period of six months to look for a job or for the freelance purpose on the condition that they speak German and can support themselves.
Experts said there is the need for both bureaucratic resources and will to implement the new law. They said processing visa application had become a significant issue in the country with specialists having to wait for months to be granted visa appointment at German Embassies
Bettina Offer, a lawyer involved in getting employees from abroad, said the new law is good news but the authorities must realize that the country is at a limit of what it can administer at the moment, hence the need for new bureaucracy to be able to process more people.
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