Germany needs higher immigration rate

to fill shrinking pool of skilled workers

GMT 13:49 Thursday ,02 April 2015

 Migrant Voice - to fill shrinking pool of skilled workers


A shrinking population means that Germany will need to attract an average of 533,000 immigrants per year over the long term, a study conducted by the Bertelsmann Foundation has found. Retiring baby boomers are making the pool of skilled workers much smaller and non-EU countries could become an important source of qualified labour. Bertesmann Institute board member Jorg Drager told  The “Germany can't rely on further high immigration from the EU. We must take the measures now that make Germany an attractive destination for non-EU citizens. The study also showed that a lack of immigration could mean that the number of people of working age will decline from around 45m at present to fewer than 29m by 2050.

Read more about the study here.


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