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(The Local)   Is your name here? Germany could be offering you a job   (thelocal.de) divider line 31
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15954 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Jul 2013 at 11:13 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-07-23 11:16:19 AM
No, subby, it's a list of specific jobs that they need, not a list of specific people. LTRTFA.
 
2013-07-23 11:16:49 AM
"Assistant Crack Whore" not listed.

FAIL!
 
2013-07-23 11:17:39 AM
You know who else liked to make lists with jobs and people's names on them?


Oskar Schindler, and he was a hero for it.
 
2013-07-23 11:17:53 AM
If they had an opening for a cryogenic/industrial gas company as a site supervisor or plant operator, I would so take it...
/Ready to get out of Goddamned Texas...
 
2013-07-23 11:21:31 AM
*scans list* Jizz mopper, jizz mopper...nope, don't see it. Darn. That would be a trade up for me.

/goes back to being cubicle monkey
 
2013-07-23 11:21:58 AM
Did Germany not do this before?  I thought pretty much all countries had a 'priority seating' for immigration?

Ireland has two completely different sets of requirements for non-eu immigrants....one for poor people they don't want (for whom it's impossible to do legally) and one for 'skilled labour' in a handful of fields their government feels is useful.
 
2013-07-23 11:22:07 AM

whosits_112: If they had an opening for a cryogenic/industrial gas company as a site supervisor or plant operator, I would so take it...
/Ready to get out of Goddamned Texas...


Well, I'll bet there are folks who are willing to help you with that ...
 
2013-07-23 11:24:19 AM
They laughed at me when I said I was going to become an automation engineer. Who's laughing now?

/I am. All the way to the bank.
 
2013-07-23 11:29:07 AM
Damn, don't see Software dev on there.  Germany is one of the places my GF might do her research, would be nice to be employed AND a citizen.
 
2013-07-23 11:29:56 AM
Why yes my name IS E. Lectrician!
How did they know?
 
2013-07-23 11:31:53 AM
No positive vibe tech? Damn!
 
2013-07-23 11:38:58 AM
WHAR BEER INDUSTRY WHAR
 
2013-07-23 11:41:11 AM
Bob Mitchell? Is there a Bob Mitchell around? Great, we assume you're an architect like the last Bob Mitchell we had. Now get to work.
 
2013-07-23 11:48:11 AM

Ennuipoet: You know who else liked to make lists with jobs and people's names on them?

Oskar Schindler, and he was a hero for it.


FTFA: a "blue card" scheme for highly skilled job seekers

Yeah, that does sound familiar...
 
WGJ
2013-07-23 12:01:17 PM
www.fpp.co.uk

Do I have to take the train?
 
2013-07-23 12:24:01 PM

The Southern Logic Company: Damn, don't see Software dev on there.  Germany is one of the places my GF might do her research, would be nice to be employed AND a citizen.


Unless they are revamping their citizenship process too - it's still going to be a long process.  You'd need to legally reside in Germany for, at least, seven years.  And you'd need to speak German.  I might be wrong, but I thought you'd have to renounce your current citizenship as well, except when you meet certain criteria that most people do not meet.
 
2013-07-23 12:51:16 PM

gopher321: *scans list* Jizz mopper, jizz mopper...nope, don't see it. Darn. That would be a trade up for me.

/goes back to being cubicle monkey


If you look on page 4, you'll find Jizz Moppersdottir. Jizz Mopper is just the Americanized form of a traditional Icelandic name, so you're good.
 
2013-07-23 01:09:07 PM

The Southern Logic Company: Damn, don't see Software dev on there.  Germany is one of the places my GF might do her research, would be nice to be employed AND a citizen.


Umm... I see 318 IT/Software developer jobs.

Also

Subby: You are not your job! :)
 
2013-07-23 01:29:13 PM
What if your name is "Your Name Here"? Do I still get to go to Germany?
 
2013-07-23 01:59:04 PM

Your Name Here: What if your name is "Your Name Here"? Do I still get to go to Germany?


I'm Not Sure.
 
2013-07-23 02:05:18 PM

Fark_Guy_Rob: The Southern Logic Company: Damn, don't see Software dev on there.  Germany is one of the places my GF might do her research, would be nice to be employed AND a citizen.

Unless they are revamping their citizenship process too - it's still going to be a long process.  You'd need to legally reside in Germany for, at least, seven years.  And you'd need to speak German.  I might be wrong, but I thought you'd have to renounce your current citizenship as well, except when you meet certain criteria that most people do not meet.


apparently there are deals going on that will seriously fast track and simplify the process if you're coming from the US...as long as you work in one of those sectors that they're looking for people.
 
2013-07-23 02:22:37 PM
How will the trains run on time if Germans aren't driving them?
 
2013-07-23 04:45:23 PM
TFA talked about there being a list but whar is the list?? WHAR!?
 
2013-07-23 04:45:56 PM
Ah, the usual BS.
IIRC, when they asked companies why they can't find suitable employees among all the unemployed, you find out that over half of them say that they can't find a lot of skilled engineers with tons of experience for the 30,000/year salary they're offering. They aren't looking for skilled people, they're looking for cheap skilled people.
 
2013-07-23 05:12:43 PM
Weiter scabbing in der freien Welt ......
 
2013-07-23 05:35:59 PM

gopher321: Your Name Here: What if your name is "Your Name Here"? Do I still get to go to Germany?

I'm Not Sure.


Guten Tag.  I'm Pleased To Meet You.
 
2013-07-23 06:06:29 PM

The Voice of Doom: Ah, the usual BS.
IIRC, when they asked companies why they can't find suitable employees among all the unemployed, you find out that over half of them say that they can't find a lot of skilled engineers with tons of experience for the 30,000/year salary they're offering. They aren't looking for skilled people, they're looking for cheap skilled people.


yes and no, I have seen a lot of that, especially in the US since the economic downturn but Germany is legitimately is looking for skilled workers and there are firms willing to pay good wages and the government is willing to give preferential treatment to ease the immigration process to get them, especially if they're coming from western countries. If you have technical skills(especially if you have an advanced degree) and you've ever thought you might like to move to Germany, now's probably a good time to start thinking about that.
 
2013-07-23 07:25:59 PM

Voiceofreason01: If you have technical skills(especially if you have an advanced degree) and you've ever thought you might like to move to Germany, now's probably a good time to start thinking about that.


I do have technical skills, but mainly I've been working on software used to keep vital statistics on human populations and manage secure facilities used to house those populations. Do the Germans ever need anyone like that?
 
2013-07-23 08:45:09 PM
Voiceofreason01
If you have technical skills(especially if you have an advanced degree) and you've ever thought you might like to move to Germany, now's probably a good time to start thinking about that.

Well, I'm already there. ;-)

When they originally offered German "Green Card"s (mostly for IT people), one of the requirements for hiring "skilled specialists" from abroad was that the salary for the position had to be 50000 Euro or higher. With the current so-called "Blue Card", this amount has dropped to 33000 Euro (and that's brutto; ~40% of that goes directly into healthcare, retirement, etc. Oh, and in addtion (or rather subtraction..) to that there's ~20% income tax for an income of 33k; then again, I don't know how that works with non-citizens and double-taxation agreements (or lack thereof)).
So that leaves the highly skilled immigrant the German industry is desperately imagining, with what, maybe 1000-1200 Euro/month in the bank in a country with 19% VAT.
Strangely enough, top-talent leaving their homes for a foreign country doesn't seem to queue up at the borders.
 
2013-07-24 09:30:14 AM
If only millions of skilled workers hadn't gotten out of the country or been murdered by a criminal government which in no way was the fault of the German people, as none of them were really Nazis as they keep telling us, in the 30's and 40's, their children and grandchildren would be filling those positions.
 
2013-07-24 11:35:41 AM
This is relevant to me, because I am a caregiver for elderly robotics experts.
 
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