Since March 1, 2020, Germany has issued over 50,000 visas to trainees and skilled workers from third countries via the Skilled Workers Immigration Act. This all happened after the regulation came into force.
This milestone was announced on June 11, 2021. It was made during a European Commission’s conference by the German Ministry of the Interior, Building and Home Affairs. The European Commission gave approval to the establishing what’s known as Talent Partnerships involving third countries.
The Talent Partnership has the potential to become a means of attracting skilled foreign workers as well as to strengthen the structures for training in third countries, as stated by the Ministry.
The Ministry also made an announcement on March 1, 2021. The Ministry had brought to light close to 30,000 visas have been granted to specialists who were deemed qualified and trainees from third countries. This happened between March 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, even with the COVID-19 pandemic still on.
The Act brings about the implementation of easier procedures, It also implements rules for being employed in Germany for non-EU nationals. This is done by enabling these workers to work in Germany. They could be employed even in jobs that have the possibility of being manned by EU nationals or German citizens. The Act also lets foreigners arrive in Germany for not more than 6 months to look for work.
The Act has been established by German authorities to give easier access to the labor market in Germany for workers qualified to fill many job positions in the country. These positions have remained vacant owing to a lack of skills and skilled workers.
Highly skilled workers from Western Balkans countries of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Albania, and Kosovo were among those who gained the most benefits from the Act. Listed among the top 10 countries, the citizens of these countries were granted most visas under the Act.
The Commission’s Talent Partnership initiative was launched on June 11, 2021, subject to the New Pact on Migration and Asylum for reasons that are the same. The EU wants to address the shortages of skills in it through the initiative. The EU wants to strengthen partnerships, that are mutually beneficial, on migration with third countries.
Margaritis Schinas, the VP for Promoting our European Way of Life gave his comments on the initiative. He said that legal migration that’s well-managed could result in great benefits to the European economy and society. This is particularly significant as the EU block emerges from the COVID-19.
EU recognizes that labor migration can play an equally important part in filling the skills gap as much as upskilling the existing workers. It will also boost the potential for innovation in the EU.
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