Posted on September 10 2022
Germany is going through a crucial time as it’s facing a huge shortage of skilled workers. Between July 2021 and July 2022, there was a shortage of half a million skilled people to work in Germany in various key job roles.
Among many measures the Government of Germany is planning and proposing is granting German citizenship to foreign nationals who have lived and worked in the country for just 3 years. Yes! And they aren’t even talking about permanent residency as the basic criteria for citizenship!
The latest plan to grant fast citizenship in Germany has been formulated as part of the country’s new skilled labor strategy.
|The key mission statement of the new labor market strategy is to make Germany an immigration country and make it attractive for skilled workers amidst international competition.|
In the recently held Skilled Workers’ Summit, the German government presented a new skilled labor strategy. As such there was no mention of the possibility of skilled foreign workers getting citizenship in 3 years. But the discussions that transpired touched on the following matters:
Just a week before Germany revealed its plan to introduce a German version of the Green Card to attract skilled workers from the world over. To learn more about it, visit Planning to work in Germany? Learn about Germany’s version of a Green Card.
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Germany’s preparing to tackle the shortage of workers, that’s bound to be created in the near future. This will happen as 12.9 million people born between 1957 and 1969 will leave the job market in the coming 15 years. These people are due to retire from their jobs.
Statista (Germany’s statistical office) has data that shows a very concerning situation. It says that even if every youngster in Germany aged between 15 and 24 was to enter the job market post their training/education, there would be a large number of vacancies to be filled in the job market. This presents a huge opportunity for skilled foreign nationals who are desirous of settling and working in Germany.
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