According to Germany's official statistical office, Destatis, the number of foreigners having a temporary residence title for job reasons climbed by 19% last year, signifying a significant increase over prior years.
According to data, roughly 351,000 non-EU nationals with a temporary residence title for job reasons were enrolled in the Central Register of Foreigners at the end of 2022.
This indicates a significant increase over the last 15 years, particularly when contrasted to 2007, when the country registered only 76,800 foreigners having the title.
According to Destatis, the number of non-EU labour migrants entering Germany has steadily increased since 2010, when it stood at roughly 85,000. The year-on-year increase in 2020 and 2021, however, was limited because to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The number of non-EU labour migrants to Germany has steadily increased since 2010, when it stood at 85,000." "In 2020 and 2021, the years most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the year-on-year increase was relatively small (2021: +21,000 people or +8%; 2020: +16,000 people or +6%)," according to Destatis.
On the other side, it has been stressed that the lifting of COVID limits will boost the number of work migrants by 56,000, or 19%, in 2022.
In addition to the foregoing, Destatis revealed that 25% of those who obtained a temporary residence title for job purposes in 2022 did so on the basis of the EU Blue Card.
Furthermore, 18% of foreigners who obtained a temporary residence permit did so under the Western Balkans regulation, while another 12% were skilled workers with vocational training and 11% were skilled workers with academic training.
Despite the fact that Germany has a large number of foreigners entering the nation for work, a new report by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research recently revealed that the labour shortage has hit an all-time high.
According to the survey, there are presently over 630,000 unfilled job openings in Germany.
Germany has previously announced reforms to its Skilled Workers Immigration Act in order to assist the country in dealing with the employment shortfall.
The German government stated that it intends to reduce bureaucratic procedures, make its EU Blue Card more accessible, and allow third-country nationals to work in their field of expertise without having to go through formal procedures for the recognition of their degree and professional qualifications.
By fLEXI tEAM