Germany is facing labour shortage challenges as the country has about 1.98 million job vacancies, according to the Institute for Employment Research.
Earlier this year, German parliament approved a new immigration law that would make it easier for skilled foreign workers and refugees to access Europe’s biggest economy and help address labor shortages in growing number of professions.
Despite the changes, the nation is still struggling to meet its skilled labour demand in specific fields.
To work in Germany, non-German citizens require visa but citizens of European Union member states do not require visa. Whereas nationals of Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, USA, and South Korea can enter the country with a passport but they must apply for a residence permit upon their arrival.
Investogist gathered that the areas with high demand of skilled workers are as follows in alphabetical order:
- Bus and tram drivers
- Drivers for earthmoving and related machinery
- Freight forwarding and logistics
- Interior construction and dry walling
- Livestock farming
- Monitoring and maintenance of railway infrastructure
- Pharmaceutical technical assistants
- Pipeline construction
- Plant, container and apparatus construction
- Sales (furniture, fittings)
- Surveying, scaffolding
- System catering
- Tyre and vulcanisation technology
- Wood, furnishing, interior fitting
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