Pearl Law Group Global Immigration NewsFlash
In June, the German Government agreed to change immigration laws to attract doctors and mechanical and electrical engineers from abroad by eliminating restrictions that made it more difficult for them to find work.
Currently foreigners can only secure jobs if the company pays more than 66,000 Euros ($95,000) annually, or if the company can prove there are no qualified German or European Union citizens. Experts indicate that Germany could face a shortage of 6.5 million qualified professionals by 2025 if they continue without making changes. The proposed changes are a part of a package aimed at increasing Germany’s skilled labor force and are still under review by parliament.