The Cabinet of Ministers will approve the necessary bill on Wednesday, November 30. Olaf Scholz said that Germany is interested in attracting specialists from abroad. A recent survey by the Ifo Institute in Munich showed that half of all service-centered companies suffer from a shortage of staff. I plan to cover this need with the help of immigrants.
What specific measures will be taken has not yet been reported. However, Scholz’s government plans to attract up to 400 000 specialists annually. It is known that the process of obtaining qualifications and vocational education in Germany will be simplified for them.
On this issue, Germany seems to have decided to follow the example of Luxembourg with its active expat position. Perhaps in the future such specialists will be able to work in the Grand Duchy due to convenient cross-border conditions. However, this will become clear only after a more detailed announcement of the program.
It is also worth adding that Germany’s policy is very different from the policy of Great Britain, which, on the contrary, tries to limit the influx of migrants and is aimed at educating specialists among its own population.