Posted on December 13, 2022

Germany’s Scholz Bets on Immigration, More Working Women to Counter Labour Shortages

Reuters, December 11, 2022

Chancellor Olaf Scholz said this weekend Germany should attract more foreign workers and make it easier for women and older people to work in order to avoid labour shortages and a crisis in its public pension system in the years ahead.

The government is already working hard on attracting foreign workers to “keep the show on the road” in Europe’s biggest economy, Scholz told a citizen forum in Potsdam, near Berlin.

The German government last month agreed plans to reform immigration law, as Berlin seeks to open up Germany’s job market to much-needed workers from outside the European Union.