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      Germany seeks foreign professionals
The German government on 22 June put forward a new plan to ease restrictions on foreign doctors, engineers and other experts finding jobs in Germany.  read full story more
 
         
 
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Working in Germany: German unemployment falls in May 2011 / copyright picture alliance/APA/picturedesk.com German unemployment falls, but hiring slows
German unemployment dropped again in May 2011, although the rate of hiring slowed slightly. The jobless rate fell to seven percent of the workforce, bringing the number of people out of work to fewer than three million.  more
Working in Germany: Germany's labour agency warns of massive shortage of skilled workers / copyright dpa Germany's labour agency predicts massive shortage of skilled workers
The head of Germany's labour agency has said the country will face a massive shortage of qualified workers in the coming years, predicting that some two million of them will have to be acquired from abroad.  more
Working in Germany: Germany ranks seventh in European labour costs comparison for 2010 / copyright picture alliance/APA/picturedesk.com Germany ranks seventh in European labour costs comparison for 2010
Employers in the German private industry paid an average 29.20 euros per hour worked in 2010. As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), in a comparison with the other European countries Germany ranked seventh regarding the level of its labour costs after Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.  more
Working in Germany: Draft law proposes better recognition of foreign degrees in Germany / copyright Colourbox Draft law proposes better recognition of foreign degrees in Germany
The German Cabinet has adopted a bill to recognise degrees earned abroad. The draft legislation will now go onto the parliament and, if approved, will make the recognition of certifications earned abroad universal in Germany, potentially benefiting some 300,000 immigrants.  more
Working in Germany: Business success through linguistic diversity / copyright Colourbox Business success through linguistic diversity
Under the 'Charter for Diversity' initiative in Germany, companies undertake to appreciate the diverse potential of their staff and the needs of their customers. That includes cultural aspects, one of which is identification with a language.  more
Working in Germany: Workers at Stuttgart-based automaker Mercedes-Benz's plant in Sindelfingen / copyright picture alliance German carmakers are producing jobs again
German cars are in big demand worldwide – and so are the skilled workers who build them. Following a wave of massive cuts during the global economic crisis, the nation's biggest automakers are hiring again.  more
Working in Germany: A chilly winter is being blamed for an increase in joblessness in Germany / Copyright dpa Employment figures become latest victim of winter weather
A chilly winter is being blamed for an increase in joblessness in Germany. Critics warn that Germany's employment market is also seeing an increase in part-time and temporary jobs.  more
Working in Germany: Apprentices at a training centre of the car manufacturer BMW in Munich / copyright picture alliance Averting the shortfall of skilled workers in Germany
The German government is taking several measures to avert the expected shortfall in skilled workers. Above all, existing potential is to be exploited by ensuring that professional qualifications obtained outside Germany are recognised swiftly. This is also a sign of respect, underscored Federal Education Minister Annette Schavan.  more
Working in Germany: German industry expects jobless figure to dip to 18-year low / copyright dpa - Report German industry expects jobless figure to dip to 18-year low
A German business forecast shows unemployment could fall to its lowest level since the early 1990s. Most firms believe that the effects of the recession are behind them, as growth picks up.  more
Working in Germany: Cologne PR firm targets growing immigrant market / copyright Colourbox Cologne PR firm targets growing immigrant market
People in Germany with an immigrant background are often at a disadvantage in the job market. But at one mid-size public relations firm based in Cologne, multiculturalism is not a weakness but a strength.  more
 
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