Above all, forces should be recruited “that we need in the dual training system, i.e. practitioners,” seehofer told the “frankfurter allgemeine zeitung”. “IT specialists are not the problem at all.”
At the urging of the SPD, the grand coalition agreed at the beginning of July that an immigration law would be introduced this year to recruit skilled workers in a targeted manner. Labor Minister hubertus heil (SPD) has announced key points for the fall.
Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek (CDU) emphasized: “We want to attract well-educated people with recognized professional qualifications to the German labor market.” shortage of skilled workers exists in many fields, she said in berlin. “with the immigration of skilled workers act, we want to offer better immigration opportunities to professionally qualified skilled workers as well as academics.”
Seehofer was optimistic that the government would reach an agreement. His ministry is working well with the economics and labor ministries, “and if everyone keeps up the political courage, we can pass a draft law in the cabinet by the end of the year,” he said. “this would be a way to allow legal immigration, which our economy needs.”
It is important to him that a simple procedure is adopted that avoids so-called “pulle effects”. “not that everyone who has applied for asylum then becomes a job seeker. Then we would have an endless supply of asylum seekers,” warned the CSU leader.