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Statement by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on the occasion of the Federal Government’s summit on the shortage of skilled workers

16.12.2019 - Press release

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement today (16 December 2019) on the occasion of the Federal Government’s summit on the shortage of skilled workers:

We, the Federal Government, are today demonstrating that we’re serious about tackling the shortage of skilled workers. In a collaborative effort with industry, we want to give skilled workers swift access to the German labour market with a minimum of red tape. For this, the Federal Foreign Office will increase its visa processing capacity, as well as digitise the relevant procedures.

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