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New: Guide for employers

The Skilled Immigration Act improves the immigration opportunities for skilled workers from countries outside the EU (third countries). The new guide "Possibilities of skilled worker immigration - What employers need to know" provides a concise explanation of all legal regulations concerning the employment of skilled professionals from third countries.

COVID-19 Information for businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has an impact on the entry and residence of foreign skilled workers in Germany. The Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community has issued temporary residence regulations and official measures in this regard. The Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA) has briefly summarized these regulations in German.

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At a Glance: Attracting professionals from abroad

This checklist for recruiting professionals from abroad explains how to find and integrate foreign skilled workers. It also provides information on what to consider when it comes to the legal framework.

The Skilled Immigration Act in Germany

The Skilled Immigration Act in Germany

A brief explanation of the Skilled Immigration Act

With the Skilled Immigration Act, the regulations for skilled professionals from countries outside the European Union are changing. Our explainer video shows you what is new.



New recruiting project "Hand in Hand for international talents"

You are a company of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) and you are looking for a specialist in the fields of electrical engineering or computer science? The project "Hand in Hand for International Talents" supports you in your search for suitable specialists with vocational training in Brazil, India and Vietnam. 


Publishing your job offer in "Make it in Germany"

Do you want to recruit a qualified professional from abroad? We show you how you can place your job advertisement on "Make it in Germany"-job listings.


Successful recruiting with the Skilled Immigration Act

Successful recruiting with the Skilled Immigration Act

The fast-track procedure for skilled workers in practice

Thanks to the fast-track procedure for skilled workers, attracting skilled workers from abroad has become easier. The software company PEER Group Inc. tells about its experience with the accelerated skilled worker procedure and provides valuable practical tips.

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