The employers will make pressure from the specialist forces of the immigration act. Employer President Ingo Kramer told the süddeutsche Zeitung that it was “urgently necessary that we have the skilled workers immigration to get this year act”. Kramer pointed to the shortage of skilled workers in many industries: “From the Top computer scientists to the stock of skilled workers: We have Vacancies.”

Kramer does not expect the changes in the world of work through the digitisation will lead to dramatic job losses. He had currently more to do with the shortage of skilled workers as with the question of what to do with the decreasing number of the unemployed, he said.

Against this Background, Kramer also criticized the current demands for the abolition of Hartz IV, The main challenge was to free as many people as possible permanently out of dependence on state social benefits and to integrate them into employment, “to philosophize rather than about how it is called All different”. It would have to be adjustments made on the “principle of promoting and demanding” should “not be shaken”.

criticism of the debate on the abolition of Hartz IV

criticism of the advances of the SPD and the Greens to the Reform of the Hartz-IV system also comes from the German Council of economic experts for the assessment of overall economic development (SVR). “The labour market reforms of the 2000s have contributed to the fact that unemployment is at its lowest level since the reunification”, said Chairman Christoph Schmidtder Rheinische Post. “Now the principle of promoting and demanding to renounce, would go mainly at the expense of the Weakest,” he said.

Council member Peter Bofinger spoke out against Changes to the sanctions. “I think little of a Change in the sanctions, because we would pass without sanctions, de facto, from a conditional to an unconditional basic income.”SVR chief Schmidt said: “reforms, which will weaken incentives to take up a new activity, are counter-productive.”

expenditure on Hartz IV this year are significantly higher, as the government has originally planned. The Federal Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD) required for the financing of social performance, according to the Bild newspaper, once again, 450 million Euro. In total, there are now 27.8 billion euros. This is according to the report from a paper of the Ministry of Finance for the Bundestag. Instead, with about four million beneficiaries now with a minimum of 4.16 million Hartz-IV-recipients.

the German Labour national conference discussed labour market

Vacancies should, in the view of the associations of employers for skilled workers from abroad. The design for the skilled workers immigration law was passed on Monday in the departmental vote. The template, the on 19. December is to be decided by the Cabinet, provides for, among other things, relaxations for skilled workers from Non-EU countries.

The shortage of skilled workers will be this Thursday at the German national conference in Berlin. At the meeting, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the SPD will talk in addition to Kramer-Chairman, Andrea Nahles.