The German cabinet is due to adopt the “Skilled Labor Migration Act” next week following the success of last-minute consultations between the Social Democrats and the Conservatives.
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The Social Democratic Party is trying to resolve this important law of the fourth government of Chancellor Angela Merkel before the end of this year, making Germany a state of immigration officially, in addition to the assertion that this government is still able to move after months of crises and internal differences that forced Merkel on The announcement of her departure from the political stage in the year 2021.
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Germany is also seeking, through this law, to avoid the severe shortage of employment in some important economic sectors in Europe. The law provides that people from outside the EU who have the necessary qualifications for Germany are granted six-month residence permits for employment.
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During this period, they must have their own potential to live and to establish an adequate level of knowledge of German, although they will not receive any social grants.
The law also allows the extension of residence permits if work is found. Germany is aiming to employ in strategic sectors such as informatics, information technologies, cooking jobs and care for the elderly.
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Germany Need 600 Thousand Workers Every Year !
According to the experts of the University of Constance and the Federal Labor Agency, Germany, which faces the aging of its active groups, will need until 2050 to 600 thousand workers from outside the European Union annually. Employers‘ representatives demand that this migration be facilitated, especially as the shortage has increased in recent years.
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It is noteworthy that the new law is the first of its kind in Germany, where the proportion of residents and those born abroad 14.9 percent, according to the United Nations, but remains reluctant to consider itself a destination of migration.