Despite its longstanding reputation for technical excellence, Germany is no longer a magnet for foreign scientists and engineers. However, it’s Europe’s go-to place for lavish welfare benefits, as the mass influx of unskilled third-worlders attests.
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Eldorado only for the unqualified and paperless: Germany is becoming less attractive to the highly qualified
The German economy is urgently dependent on “qualified specialists” from abroad, while at the same time well-trained specialists are leaving Germany and migrating abroad, and on top of that, paperless and predominantly male unskilled workers from incompatible cultures flow to Germany, who are sold to the citizens as specialists, but who are more likely to immigrate to the welfare programs
Years ago, the management consultancy Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the online job platform StepStone and the career network The Network started a large-scale survey to determine the attractiveness that a nation radiates to qualified employees on an international level: Germany ranks fourth, after the USA, Canada and Australia. (More on Welt.de — Article in the archive)
Germany lost its popularity among skilled workers in 2020; obviously you can see a connection with Corona, but in truth, other reasons are more likely: high tax rates, social charges and energy prices, high rents and other high levies, the bureaucracy and sometimes run-down cities: that is truly not a place of longing for the highly qualified.
And that is Germany, too: an army of millions of unemployed, the quality of the education system has been declining for years, pupils and students for the most part barely meeting the expectations of the economy, but more and more low-wage workers for low-level jobs.
Highly qualified people tend to steer clear of Germany, but at least Germany has not lost its attractiveness for all those who should feel comfortable in the welfare system, according to Katrin Göring-Eckhardt [former communist, member of the Greens].