Mission Statement

Clever minds from Eastern Europe against the shortage of skilled workers

We help fill vacancies

There is a shortage of qualified personnel in many sectors in Germany. We address this problem precisely and provide companies with the skilled workers they urgently need. To do this, we recruit not only clever minds from the DACH region, but also highly qualified personnel from Eastern Europe.

Real shortage or brief bottleneck? When a shortage of skilled workers is official.

In order to assess whether only individual occupations or an entire industry is affected by a shortage of skilled workers, various factors are always considered, e.g.:

  • The absolute number of unfilled vacancies in an industry or occupation at a given point in time.
  • The increase in open vacancies over a given period of time
  • The average time it takes for a vacancy to be filled by a qualified person (vacancy time).
  • Possible regional differences

Based on these and other data, the Federal Employment Agency and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) compile the so-called list of shortage occupations in Germany every year. For years, a large number of occupations from the health sector and IT have been on this list.

This is the situation in Germany’s IT departments

IT skills shortage in Germany: The status

The situation in the IT sector has been clearly tense for quite some time now. Rapidly advancing digitalisation and globalisation are contributing to the fact that the IT staff shortage in Germany is currently worsening dramatically. The problem cuts across all sectors: the shortage of skilled workers is causing difficulties in administrations and academia, as well as in the private sector. According to the digital association Bitcom, 124,000 IT positions will remain open until the end of 2019 – more than ever before. This represents an increase of 51 per cent compared to the previous year, when no qualified IT specialists could be found for 81,000 positions.

The Talentgain solution:

Bright minds from Eastern Europe for IT positions that can be filled faster

If German companies want to maintain their innovative strength and thus their economic performance at the traditional high level, new and solution-oriented ways must be found to attract excellent IT specialists. Due to the explosive nature of the shortage of IT specialists in society as a whole, there is now something happening on the political side, e.g. the Skilled Workers Immigration Act was recently passed, which is intended to make it easier for foreign specialists from non-EU countries to integrate into German labour market. Simplified immigration conditions apply in part for IT professionals. This opens our borders to highly motivated IT personnel from Eastern Europe.

We at Talentgain have the personnel for your vacant IT positions. If the ideal IT specialist for your company comes from Eastern Europe, we will help you with all the formalities concerning entry, recognition and finding accommodation.

Do you have any questions? Contact us or write to us!

This is the situation in Germany’s hospitals and nursing homes

Shortage of doctors and nursing staff in Germany: the status

4.5 million people in need of care

According to the Federal Statistical Office, our ageing population is expected to rise to 4.5 million people in need of care by 2060. That is around 1.1 million more people than in 2017.

shortage of about 307,000 care workers

A projection by the Institute of the German Economy (IW) collides with this, which makes these figures really explosive: By 2035 alone, there will be a shortage of about 307,000 care workers in Germany – and that is only in the area of in-patient care!

demand for nursing staff for 24-hour care

The demand for nursing staff for 24-hour care at home is also rising and will continue to increase with demographic change.

The Talentgain solution:

Twice as many motivated applicants

In order Germany’s health system to be able to absorb this development, it is dependent on qualified support from abroad: Around 15 percent of all doctors do not originally come from Germany. The figure for geriatric nurses is just under 14 percent. All in all, specialists from Eastern Europe make up the largest share of foreign specialists in the health care system, at 25 per cent.

So far, most of the immigrant nurses in Germany have come from EU countries, but the proportion from third countries has been growing steadily since 2015. Despite the rising numbers, the thoroughly positive development is only a drop in the ocean.

Fill your vacancies much faster with name: with doctors and nurses from Germany and abroad. We support the entire recruitment process – regardless of whether your new specialist comes from Eastern Europe or Germany.


Get in touch with us!

We at Talentgain are the experts for healthcare professionals and IT experts from Eastern Europe.


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