Germany launches offensive to attract skilled workers
To combat the estimated shortage of three million skilled workers in Germany by 2025, a new initiative was launched on 5 June, 2012. Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen, Economics Minister Philip Rösler and the Head of the Federal Employment Agency, Frank-Jürgen Weise announced the initiative in Berlin.
Several new internet platforms are at the centre of the offensive, including www.make-it-in-Germany.com, which is oriented towards recruiting professionals to start or continue their careers in Germany.
'Make it in Germany' shows qualified professionals from other countries the way to Germany – and what makes it worthwhile to live and work here. For the first time, the Internet portal bundles together all the key information about making a career and living in Germany. It tells you which sectors are in search of qualified professionals and what the terms and conditions are of being able to take up employment in Germany.