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An expert explains the fast-track procedure for skilled workers

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Since the Skilled Immigration Act came into force, employers have been able to initiate the visa process for their future workers under the fast-track procedure for skilled workers. We put together key aspects of the procedure in an interview with Mr. Menche, head of department for a Foreigners' Authority in Hesse and consultant on asylum and immigration law.

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Introducing the Welcome Center “Region Hildesheim”

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Welcome Centers have become important players in the recruitment of qualified professionals. Over the years, more and more such facilities are being set up. The editorial team of "Make it in Germany" has spoken with the director Mrs. Maria Isabel Cáceres Guerrero to learn more about the Welcome Center Region Hildesheim.

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Thuringia shares its experience on recruiting apprentices from abroad

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Training young people helps companies obtain the skilled labour they need. The consequences of demographic change are already having a visible impact on the training market. This means that the business community needs to find new ways to attract skilled labour. The German Land of Thuringia, for example, has launched a funding programme that has enabled local companies hire apprentices from Vietnam.

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German administration of the EU Blue Card – experiences at the immigration authority in Munich

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The EU Blue Card has become an attractive residence permit for immigrants from so-called third countries, according to a recent report by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). This residence permit has already enabled many highly qualified specialists from abroad to take up employment in Germany.

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International and Specialized Services (ZAV) initiates new project for the recruitment of doctors from Mexico

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In order to help employers in Germany with difficult job placements, the International and Specialized Services (ZAV) is specifically looking for suitable specialists abroad. It is currently focusing in particular on engineers, IT specialists, physicians and nurses.

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Network (IQ): advice and training services

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The Integration through Qualification (IQ) support programme offers such training programmes for many occupations in order to bridge major differences between a given occupation in Germany and abroad. The training programmes are financed by funds from the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) and the European Social Fund (ESF). 

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“Unternehmen Berufsanerkennung”: Recognising foreign professional qualifications as a tool for recruiting skilled workers

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The “Unternehmen Berufsanerkennung”  (helping companies to recognise foreign professional qualifications) project shows why it is worthwhile for companies to foster the recognition of foreign professional qualifications.

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Willkommenszentrum Berlin

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Am 18. August 2016 wurde das Willkommenszentrum Berlin des gesamten Berliner Senats beim Beauftragten für Integration und Migration eingerichtet. Es ist eine erste Anlaufstelle für Personen, die aus unterschiedlichen Gründen nach Berlin zuwandern: Sei es EU-Bürger, Studierende, Fachkräfte oder Asylsuchende.

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Region Heilbronn-Franken

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Die Region Heilbronn-Franken zeigt Flagge für eine gelebte Willkommenskultur. Das Welcome Center Heilbronn-Franken unterstützt das Ankommen internationaler Fachkräfte und setzt sich aktiv für eine gelebte Willkommenskultur ein. 

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