Germany Faces Workforce Shortage, Opens Opportunities for Skilled Bangladeshi Workers


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Germany Faces Workforce Shortage, Opens Opportunities for Skilled Bangladeshi Workers

Germany, one of the world’s strongest economies, is currently experiencing a significant workforce shortage. The need is particularly acute in small, medium, and heavy industries that require skilled technical personnel.

This situation presents a new opportunity for skilled Bangladeshi workers. In response to its labor shortage, Germany has begun the process of recruiting skilled workers from Bangladesh in various trades such as welding, construction, plumbing, and carpentry. Relevant recruiting agencies are optimistic about sending workers within the next two months.

It has been known for several years that Germany faces a labor shortage. Complications arose due to European Union regulations. However, according to the German Economic Institute, a higher number of older workers are retiring compared to the young workforce entering the labor market. The shortage of skilled workers has become so severe that it could significantly weaken the economy at any moment. Consequently, Germany will need at least 400,000 skilled workers annually from various countries to address this issue.

Earlier this month, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced the intention to bring in foreign workers to alleviate the labor shortage. The Chancellor emphasized that Germany’s open economy is world-renowned and has significantly contributed to the country’s industrial development. He added that Germany remains an attractive destination for global labor and skilled workers. Scholz stressed that to strengthen the industry, there is no alternative but to bring in skilled and qualified foreign personnel.

Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh have indicated that Germany and four other EU countries have shown interest in recruiting workers from Bangladesh. In 2021, the EU launched a specialized Talent Partnership program to facilitate legal migration to Europe. Bangladesh is one of the seven countries included in this program.

Yasir Monon
Yasir Monon
Online Editor, Business Mirror


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