Germany’s Glos Says Govt Aims To Reform Immigration Law To Get Skilled Labour

Germany's Glos says govt aims to reform immigration law to get skilled labour

07/05/07 12:00 am (GMT)

BERLIN (Thomson Financial) – Germany Economy Minister Michael Glos said the government intends to reform its immigration law as it is worried that deficiencies in the supply of skilled labour would have a dampening effect on economic growth.

Speaking to parliament, Glos said various business and industry groups are complaining that at least 40,000 positions cannot be filled because the country lacks qualified personnel.

What he could not understand, however, is that Germany has 20,000 engineers registered as jobless.