Friday, March 24, 2023

Germany: To overcome the skill shortage, Germany is considering recruiting employees from India – Usky News

Germany Looking for skilled Indians. From IT professionals to nurses, masons and Trunk students from German universities, who will have the opportunity to join a job after their courses; The German coalition government led by Chancellor Olaf Scholz is focused on rolling out the red carpet for Indian immigrants with the right skills.
“Chancellor Scholz talked about welcoming Indians to Germany for skilled jobs. Germany’s demographic growth and growing economy make it imperative to integrate skilled immigration into the needs of our labor market. And India is top of mind; It is one of the most important countries that is at the top of our agenda when we are looking for a well-trained workforce,” Dr. Philip Ackermann, the German Ambassador to India told The Times of India in an exclusive interview. He said that although the Indian diaspora in Germany – about 200,000 people – is not very large yet; But that will soon change.
The German government has already enacted some laws to address the labor shortage and is easing immigration at various levels to help the growing economy cope with its need for skilled labor. “For Indian professionals who have a job contract with a company in Germany above a prescribed salary level and for a fixed term; Work permit blue cards are easily processed in a very short time,” said Ambassador Ackermann. According to rough estimates, there are currently around 21,000 Indians on blue cards in Germany.
But it is not just highly skilled knowledge workers that Germany is looking for from India. “We have a program running in Kerala to train nurses and caretakers in German language skills. From there the first 150 candidates will soon leave for Germany,” Ackermann said.
He said that craftsmen are also being welcomed in Germany due to the lack of labor market. “There is clear access from many German states looking for workers in various crafts and India is an interesting labor market for us. The Government of India also has a positive attitude towards immigration,” said the ambassador.
Some of the examples he shared are of a group of masons who are currently being trained in Bengaluru to join jobs in Germany and 12 Indian men from southern states who are already working in the Black Forest region in Germany. was working as a butcher. Ackermann said, “There will be a wider engagement with Germany to bridge our skills gap from India and there is likely to be more and more people from various crafts and trades including bakers, butchers, carpenters and nurses going to Germany. ” He said that craft jobs are highly respected in Germany, with good pay and social recognition.
The Indian diaspora is not huge yet, but as more and more Indians move to Germany with prestigious, high paying jobs; According to the German ambassador, the number of people in key positions is likely to increase.
An example of a very successful Indian born German in a prominent and well respected academic position is Dr. Joybrato MukherjeePresident of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Sindhu Gangadharan, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Sap Labs India, is another Indian who is doing well in a German organization. She spent 15 years in Germany before moving to Bangalore and is now the boss of an organization of 5000 IT engineers. She has a home in Frankfurt and travels frequently to Germany. Such are the positive stories about Indian immigration to Germany that we expect to grow in the years to come, Ackermann said.


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