Merkel’s Economic Disaster: Only 1 in 10K New Migrants Employed

Merkel’s Economic Disaster: Only 1 in 10K New Migrants Employed, Truth Revolt, Mark Tapson, October 12, 2016


German leader Angela Merkel is facing a new disaster stemming from her embrace last year of over a million migrants from the Middle East: only 1 in every 10,000 refugees who arrived in the country are now employed, according to the UK Express.

Merkel blamed German firms for not hiring enough refugees — a survey by Reuters of the 30 companies in Germany’s stock market index found just 63 hired out of more than a million refugees, and of those 63 hires, 50 are employed by Deutsche Post DHL to sort and deliver letters and packages.

Merkel summoned the bosses of Germany’s biggest companies to Berlin to explain. The companies defended themselves by explaining that refugees “are just not ready” for the job market, lacking German-language skills and proof of qualifications.

A high proportion of refugees are not qualified beyond primary or secondary school level, with many unable to read or write. A spokesman for the German business community said:

“Given that around 80 percent of asylum seekers are not highly qualified and may not yet have a high level of German proficiency, we have primarily offered jobs that do not require technical skills or a considerable amount of interaction in German.”

Airline and financial industries added that many asylum seekers are unable to prove their identities.

Merkel told the business leaders that “everyone will benefit” if more refugees are integrated into the workplace. She also pointed to special migrant job centres set up to help immigrants find jobs, housing and qualification recognition of their previous employment and education.Germany – Europe’s biggest economy – faces a growing skills shortage with a working-age population due to decrease by six million people over the next 15 years. Many had hoped that migrants would boost economic growth and help ease the skills shortage.Wrong. Industrial group ThyssenKrupp’s Chief Executive Heinrich Hiesinger confirmed that “the employment of refugees is no solution for the skills shortage.”

A spokeswoman for Deutsche Telekom said:

“Our experience is that it takes a minimum of 18 months for a well trained refugee to go through the asylum procedure and learn German at an adequate level in order to apply for a job.”

A spokeswoman from the German Federal Agency for Employment said:

“Many refugees need money quickly to send it back to their relatives in their home country or pay their bills and they do not see the advantages of an apprenticeship that starts with less pay.

“We try to convince them that this would be better in the long run and we try to figure out what skills they actually have.

“The problem is that a mechanic from Afghanistan may repair cars, but he never went to a professional school and got a certificate.”

These dire employment figures have come to light as the anti-refugee Alternative für Deutschland party has made significant gains in elections following concerns that Merkel’s suicidal refugee policy was threatening German stability.

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