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Germany eases immigration laws for professionals

posted Mar 23, 2011, 1:11 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Mar 23, 2011, 1:12 PM ]

"There is a young generation out there today that naturally plans its careers as taking place on different continents," Schavan said, implying that Germany no longer wants to lose out on international high achievers, who often prefer the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom over Germany.

"We now have a lack of 400,000 engineers, master craftsmen and skilled workers," Hans Heinrich Driftmann of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce DIHK said recently. "We're already losing one percent of our economic growth and in the future this shortage will only get worse."

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