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Current projects for recruiting of skilled workers

Are you looking for a suitable international qualified professional and need support? Here we present some projects from our partner network that could support you in your endeavour. Would you like to participate, or do you need more information? Feel free to contact the respective project’s contact persons.

"Hand in Hand for international Talents" connects qualified professionals and companies

Is your company member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) and looking for a skilled worker in the fields of electrical engineering or computer science? The project "Hand in Hand for International Talents" recruits qualified professionals with vocational training in Brazil, India and Vietnam. The project supports companies in the IHK regions of Erfurt, Düsseldorf, Lübeck, Reutlingen and Rostock through the entire process.

Pilot project to secure skilled labour: HabiZu (Handwerk bietet Zukunft) - Skilled crafts offer a future

Are you a small or medium-sized enterprise located in one of the following regions and looking for a skilled worker in electronics (Koblenz), metal construction (Munich) or plant mechanics for sanitary, heating and air conditioning technology (Potsdam)? Benefit from the support of the HabiZu project funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Action (BMWi) when recruiting qualified workers from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project entails fair recruitment of skilled workers in the crafts and trades industry, while providing professional assistance throughout the whole process – the integration process in your company included. The project is brought to you by the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH) and the Federal Employment Agency (BA) in cooperation with sequa as a partner in project management.
Did we spark your interest? You can find more information about the project’s services and contact points in your area on the website of the Federal Employment Agency.

„Faire Anwerbung Pflege Deutschland“ – Nursing professionals from Latin America and Asia

Do you want to recruit  a qualified nurse professional from the Philippines, Mexico, Brazil, India or Indonesia for your German care facility? The funding programme „Faire Anwerbung Pflege Deutschland“ (English: "Fair recruitment Nursing Germany”) of the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) supports you with that – quickly, fairly and cost-neutrally. The programme includes the fast-track procedure for skilled workers processed by the German Agency for International Healthcare Professions (DeFa) and possible funding of up to € 6,000 per recruited qualified professional. In addition, your recruitment should follow high ethical standards and will awarded by the new Federal Ministry of Health´s quality certificate.

Are you interested? Then find out more about the first steps on the website of the DeFa.

Project THAMM - Trainees and qualified professionals from North Africa

Is your company looking for staff? The project THAMM promotes fair and sustainable recruitment of trainees and skilled workers from North Africa for Germany. The project supports you in finding applicants with professional experience and good language skills. You will receive a comprehensive range of support services: From the selection of applicants, through placement, to integration support after entry.

UBAconnect: Finding qualified professionals through adaptation programmes

UBAconnect is an offer for companies looking for skilled workers in the industrial-technical, commercial or skilled trades sectors. Welcome to participate are companies in need for personnel reinforcement and interested in employing a person whose international vocational qualification is only partially recognized in Germany. Companies applying need to be willing to support him or her in the post-qualification process. 

"Passgenaue Besetzung" program

The "Passgenaue Besetzung" program supports small and medium-sized enterprises in filling training positions and integrating foreign trainees and skilled workers. More information on the program can be found at

Funding program: Targeted Mobility Schemes

The Targeted Mobilty Schemes funding program (TMS) of the EURES network supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the integration of new employees from other EU countries. SMEs can receive funding for an integration program with various elements (for example, language courses) if you meet some requirements and submit a application. Are you interested? The advisors at the Virtual Welcome Center (VWC) will show you the way forward.

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