Newsletter no. 4/2020: Attracting skilled IT workers from abroad
Dear Reader,
Welcome to the new issue of the ‘Make it in Germany’ newsletter. Keep up to date with the key developments in the field of immigration of skilled workers in Germany. Your "Make it in Germany"-team wishes you an enjoyable read!
In the spotlight
IT-Spezialistin bei der Arbeit
Nearly every sector of the economy is nowadays ruled by digital applications and intelligent technologies. At the same time, there is a desperate need for specialists in the IT industry. Any companies unable to fill their job vacancies will therefore find that it is worth their while to look abroad: Conditions for attracting skilled IT workers from abroad are particularly good. 
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Figure of the month
1,171,648 people from abroad
were employed in the IT sector on the cut-off date of March 31, 2020 in Germany. 
(Source: Federal Statistical Office, 2020)
Updates on Make it in Germany
You have gained a professional qualification abroad and would like to live and work in Germany? You may be wondering whether your professional qualifications need to be recognized, how to go about it and who can help you to do this. We will explain everything to you!
To the video
New offer: Make it in Germany for Brazil and Mexico
You are a qualified professional from Brasil or Mexico and you would like to live and work in Germany? Are you looking for contacts in your country of origin to help you with your plans? Do you have questions on job search and recognition of your qualifications? You will find specific information in your own language here.
Guest article
Hand in Hand for international Talents
The Hand in Hand for International Talents project puts the German Skilled Immigration Act into practice. It supports small and medium-sized companies in the recruitment of international skilled workers in IHK-recognised occupations and accompanies businesses and skilled workers throughout the entire process.
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