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    Germany has been dealing with a skilled labor shortage for some time. According to Gesamtmetall, the Federation of German Employers’ Associations in the Metal and Electrical Engineering Industries, two out of every five enterprises in their industry are experiencing production delays due to a lack of workers.

    The number of highly skilled workers moving to Germany from non-EU countries to work has increased over the previous few years, although it is still quite low.

    Consequently, Germany intends to address its chronic lack of skilled labor by adopting its own version of the “green card.” It will simplify the process to enable foreigners work in Germany.

    In an effort to address its critical labor shortage, the German government is developing its own version of a “green card,” AKA Chancenkarte (meaning “opportunity card”). Industry organisations have been protesting, and the Labor Ministry has claimed that the gap is delaying economic growth.

    The new “opportunity card,” would allow foreigners go to Germany to seek employment even if they do not have a job offer, as long as they meet at least three of the following four criteria:

    • A bachelor’s degree or a professional qualification
    • Three years professional experience
    • Language proficiency or prior residence in Germany
    • Under the age of 35

    This means that rather than applying from outside the country, the opportunity card will allow qualified people to travel to the country and look for work or apprenticeships. However, a applicants need to show their ability to meet their living expenses.<div>

    What do you think about this opportunity card?

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  • Germany Set to Introduce “Opportunity Card” for Foreigners

    Deborah Etim updated 1 year, 8 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
  • Destiney Arkaden

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    September 10, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    It’s time to get the German ‚Green Card‘ version.

    But this has actually been existing for a while now though. You familiar with the job seeking visa in Germany? The new Green Card is simply the bigger brother.

    Whatever it is, seems like Germany wants to become the Canada of Europe.

    • Deborah Etim

      Member
      September 12, 2022 at 2:11 pm

      I guess that’s a good thing for people who wish to migrate.

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