Germany seeks 300,000 migrants to cope with labor shortages
Germany will need migrants to prevent a pronounced labor shortage that could bring major concerns to one of Europe's largest economies.
Robert Habeck, Germany's economy minister, has warned that unless a solution is found, the consequences will be serious.
"We have 300,000 vacancies today and we expect that figure to reach one million or maybe more," he told a news conference.
The ruling parties agreed in their coalition negotiations to reduce barriers for skilled workers coming from abroad.
They also talked about creating an attractive environment for foreigners through various ways including raising the minimum wage.