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Labor Shortage in Germany - Benefits & Chances

Updated: Mar 1, 2023

Germany is one of the leading industrial nations and one of the main benefactors and initiators of the European Union (EU).

What changed?

But in recent years there has been a worrying development in the German industry. A growing number of skilled labor professionals are missing in the industry. The supply and demand of skilled labor professionals are out of balance. Thus Germany is facing an ever-growing demand for skilled labor.

Especially in the fields of

  • nursing

  • technical professions

  • skilled trades

  • medical professions

  • STEM professions (mathematics, engineering, natural sciences, and technology)

Germany faces a huge demand for this skilled labor. A demand that it can't cover by its own workforce.

Normally Germany is known for its strict immigration policies and high requirements for working in Germany.

As of late, there has been a development that Germany is easing up the restriction and policies for skilled labor professionals that will work in the high-demand professions that Germany is unable to cover with their own workforce.

What does that mean for me?

This recent growing trend of labor shortage in Germany opens up a chance for everyone who always wanted to work in Germany for a short or long period of time.

How do I benefit from it?

The German industry is in dire need of skilled labor professionals and will do a lot more to convince them to work for them in Germany.

This means that:

  • immigration policies will get easier

  • application times will be shortened

  • additional immigration requirements will be less

In short, an easier way to work as a certified labor professional in Germany.

Furthermore, German companies are eager to retain their workforce. Which in hindsight means that they will offer more bonuses and additions for their worker

Am I eligible for it?

In regards to eligibility, it is safe to say, that as long as you have a certification (trainee/study) in one of the mentioned fields and can additionally top that off with work experience you will be eligible for applying for a special visa.

Note: A common understanding of the German language (B1-B2) is a requirement in most skilled labor jobs.

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