Germany adopts new immigration laws to attract skilled labor

Germany has adopted a policy where it will be easy for Non-EU citizens to move to the country as skilled workers. Additionally, they can get a job too. In an attempt to attract more, immigrants, the government announced an agreement regarding the Immigration to Germany issue.  This will help the skilled workers (Visa) of non-EU areas to search for a job and do a job in Germany.

The future

The future is bright in the occupations having a job shortage. There are newspaper reports that the government reached a deal on this issue. The talks among the coalition, members had a focus on two points:

  • Filling the skilled labor gap in the country through specific immigration from countries  of non-EU areas,
  • The chances of asylum seekers remaining in Germany after they were rejected, but also found a job work and successfully integrated into society.

As per the new immigration law, skilled foreign labor having an adequate training/education will face less restriction when they try to get a job in Germany.

Details

All non-EU citizens will get the permission to work in Germany if they possess Proper Vocational Training, A Valid Degree Course, Or an Employment Contract. Furthermore, German companies in every sector can now recruit foreign skilled workers. In the past, they had permission to recruit workers only in specific sectors.

Additionally, job seekers now have six months period to find a job in Germany but undergoing the vocational training is a requirement. Moreover, the law gives the asylum seekers, remaining in the country, an opportunity to get a better residency permit, after facing the rejection. Now they are in a position to secure a permanent job.

Reactions to the new migration deal

Horst Seehofer, the Interior Minister of Germany said that coalition partners agreed to have clarity in rules through the legislation. This will meet the needs of the German business community to employ skilled workers. Moreover, it will facilitate orderly and controlled immigration. The legislation will also help to reduce illegal migration significantly.

Steffen Kampeter, The Chief Executive, Confederation of German Employers’ Associations, assessing the agreement said that it is important for maintaining the economic competitiveness of Germany. Furthermore, it needs qualified overseas workers.

Opposition to the deal

The opposition in the parliament said that the agreement was creating more bureaucracy and dense regulations for migrants. It was not helpful in easing and simplifying their condition.

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