In Germany, the second phase of the Skilled Immigration Act comes into force on 1st of March. This will make it much easier to hire non-EU nationals, so that companies in Germany will be able to employ up to 25,000 third-country workers on a temporary basis. The second phase of the law aims to make it much easier to employ workers from non-EU countries, provided they work at least 30 hours a week, are covered by a collective agreement and social security contributions, and their travel costs are covered by their employer. According to the Federal Employment Agency, it will also be easier for foreigners with work experience from 1st of March. Those who have a university degree or at least two years of vocational training abroad and at least two years of professional experience will be able to work in Germany in skilled jobs. Examples of such professions include nursing, architecture, civil servants and doctors.