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Qualified professionals from abroad

Are you an entrepreneur and have had vacancies for long periods for which you have been unable to find suitably qualified professionals? In that case, it might be worth your while looking abroad.

Of course, you need to take certain things into account. We can show you how to go about it, step by step, from recruiting to employment right through to integration in your company. You can get support and advice on this from the Federal Employment Agency (BA) by phoning +49 (0) 228 713-1313. KOFA, the centre of excellence for securing qualified professionals, also offers detailed information on the issue of recruiting abroad.  

Nursing and care professionals from abroad

If you want to employ nursing and care staff from abroad in particular, you have the support of the Federal Employment Agency. You will find further information about employing nursing and care staff in the section “Admission to the German labour market for specific groups of individuals”. 

Triple Win is a joint project of the International Placement Services (ZAV) and the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internatioanale Zusammenarbeit) that aims to attract and pre-qualify caregivers for the german labour market coming from particular countries outside of the European Union. Employers who join this project are supported during the integration process.

The Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy offers further information about recruiting staff for the nursing and care sector.

Also you can read here a practical example of a company from Wiesbaden, which recruits nursing and care professionals from Latvia.

Information on the internet

Federal Employment Agency (BA)

Information on admission to the labour market (German, English)

Migration Check: find out whether your applicant requires a work permit (German)

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