Care worker shortage in Germany and the business of private recruitment agencies

Sep 8, 2023 | Activism, People, Social, Videos

As Germany faces a dire shortage of care workers, medical institutions are increasingly turning to foreign nurses to fill the gaps. But how do these nurses end up working in Germany, and at what cost?
Reporter Carolin Hentschel takes us behind the scenes of the recruitment industry, where agencies are making big profits off the high demand for foreign nurses. But the market is unregulated and hidden costs in recruitment contracts are leaving many care workers in debt.
In this documentary, we hear from recruiters, hospital managers, and care workers themselves to shed light on the murky business of recruiting foreign nurses. Will voluntary ethical standards be enough to solve the problems in the recruitment market, or is stronger legal regulation needed? Tune in to find out.

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