Hoping to recruit qualified workers from outside the EU in order to tackle its skilled labor shortage and prevent companies from moving business abroad, Germany has turned its attention on countries such as India, Mexico and Vietnam to fill the gaps.
Seeking to fill a shortage of metal workers, electrical engineers, nurses, cooks, computer scientists, mechatronics engineers, software developers and care workers for the aged, the German government has been seeking to draw qualified workers from India, Mexico, Vietnam, Brazil and the Philippines, among others.
The country looks to tackle its domestic shortfall by recruiting qualified workers from other EU countries, too. Already home to 2.5 million workers from the EU, Germany will look to increase this number with The Skilled Workers Immigration Act, the latter set to come into force on March 1, 2020. The bill aims to make the arrival of skilled workers from non-EU countries to Germany a lot easier.