About Era Consulting
European Recruitment Agency
My name is Alida Jata, I am the founder and CEO of Era Consulting.
My mother tongue is Albanian, besides I speak very well German, English and some Spanish.
I graduated in German Studies in the University of Tirana in Albania and I am an interpreter and translator by profession.
Since 2018 I am self-employed as a recruiter.
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Who are we?
Era Consulting is your contact for the direct recruitment of skilled workers from EU and non-EU countries.
We bring suitable employees together with companies
What is a skilled worker?
A skilled worker is an individual who has acquired a specific set of skills, knowledge and expertise through education, training or experience in a particular field or occupation.
What is a skills shortage?
A skills shortage is a situation where the demand for skilled workers in a particular field or industry cannot be met by the available supply. This means that there are more job vacancies than suitable candidates with the required skills, knowledge and experience.
Skills shortages can be caused by a number of factors, such as an ageing population, low levels of educational attainment, high staff turnover, inadequate adaptation to technological change or unattractive working conditions.
Skills shortages can have negative consequences for the economy and society, such as lower productivity, lower quality, higher workloads, reduced ability to innovate or brain drain. A number of measures can be taken to avoid or reduce skills shortages, such as better education and training, more support for women and migrants, more flexible working arrangements, better work-life balance, being a more attractive employer, or targeted recruitment of skilled workers at home and abroad.
Where is there a shortage of skilled workers?
There is a shortage of skilled labor, particularly in the healthcare sector, craftsman, IT and the hospitality industry.
How Era Consulting can help you?
This is where the “accelerated visa procedure” comes in, which means that these employees will receive a faster procedure from the immigration authorities.
The foreign qualifications will be recognised in Germany.
The accelerated procedure for skilled workers takes 2-3 months.
Era Consulting takes care of the visa process abroad and also offers German courses for applicants.
What is an accelerated visa procedure?
An accelerated visa procedure is a way of facilitating and shortening the entry and employment of foreign skilled workers from third countries. The procedure can be applied for by employers who have a specific vacancy for a skilled worker from abroad. To do so, they require a power of attorney from the skilled worker and must conclude an agreement with the relevant immigration authority.
The foreigners authority then checks the requirements for issuing a residence permit and obtains the approval of other authorities, such as the Federal Employment Agency or the recognition office. The skilled worker then receives a preliminary approval, with which they receive an accelerated appointment for the visa application at the German diplomatic mission abroad.
The visa is issued within three weeks of the application being submitted. The accelerated visa procedure is intended to reduce waiting times and the administrative burden and facilitate the recruitment of skilled workers
What are regulated professions in Germany?
Regulated professions are professions whose entry or practice is linked to certain professional qualifications that are defined by legal or administrative regulations. This means that these professions require recognition of qualifications acquired in Germany or abroad in order to be able to practice them in Germany. Regulated professions generally serve to protect the health, safety or legal order of the population.
Regulated professions include, for example, doctors, dentists, pharmacists, lawyers, notaries, teachers, educators, engineers, architects, craftsmen and many others. The list of regulated professions in Germany is not exhaustive, but can change depending on legal changes or the requirements of the labor market. You can find an overview of the regulated professions in Germany on the website of the Federal Employment Agency (1.) or on the Recognition in Germany portal (2.).
There you can also obtain information on the requirements, procedures and competent bodies for the recognition of your professional qualification.