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Search for new skilled workers: Berlin wants to help start-ups

Giffey bei «RoundTable Startups» in Berlin

Franziska Giffey (SPD), Governing Mayor of Berlin.

The state of Berlin wants to support the growing start-up industry in the capital in its search for new skilled workers.

"I think that's very, very important. Because, of course, talent will be the bottleneck at some point. That's where we want to take countermeasures early on," said Economics Senator Stephan Schwarz on Wednesday (June 08, 2022) after an exchange among representatives of the start-up scene and industry associations in Berlin.

Business Immigration Service for faster visas for professionals

Berlin's mayor Franziska Giffey stressed that the search needed to look not only to Germany but also to other countries. For example, visas need to be issued more quickly so that foreign professionals can work in Germany. For this purpose, founders could already use the so-called "Business Immigration Service" of the country.

Search for new personnel especially in the IT area

Giffey said that new employees are particularly in demand in the technology and software sectors. According to the SPD politician, there are now more than 4,000 start-ups with 80,000 to 100,000 employees in Berlin. In the future, a regular exchange between politics and the young companies is planned.

Author: dpa/
Publication date: 9 June 2022
Last updated: 9 June 2022

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