ANNOUNCEMENT 21 Jun 2011In June 2011, the government of Germany announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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Ministry of Labor. (2011). Fachkr?ftesicherung - Ziele und Ma?nahmen der Bundesregierung. Available at http://www.bmas.de/portal/52120/2011__06__22__fachkraefte.html
On 22 June 2011, the German government presented its strategy for the employment of skilled workers. Among the proposals that largely concern education and compatibility of family and job issues is a section on the employment of foreign personnell.
Effective immediately, firms that want to hire either medical doctors, mechanical, vehicle or electrical engineers no longer have to prove the inadequacy of German candidates before hiring a non-EU citizen.