1.2 Million Migrants Arrived in Germany in Two Years: Just 34,000 or 2.8% Have Found a Job

Allan Hall, Express, December 19, 2016

The government’s Institute for Labour Research (IAB) also said that of the employed, nearly a quarter are on temporary contracts.

The numbers apply to refugees mostly from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Eritrea.

“If we manage to get 50 percent of them into work which pays for their lives in five years, that’d certainly be a success,” said Joachim Möller, director of the IAB.

“But it would be an illusion to believe that we will manage to find jobs for a decent proportion of refugees in well-paid industry jobs like car manufacturing.”

This means the burden of feeding, housing and caring for them will continue to soar into the billions and fall upon the German taxpayer.

One bright side is that the crisis has created an estimated 60,000 jobs for Germans in social work, teaching and in security for the numerous asylum centres around the country.

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