Statistics show that only 34,000 migrants out of 1.2million who have arrived in Germany over the past 2 years have managed to find work.
Since the massive influx of migrants to Germany–namely from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Eritrea–experts are saying that only a small fraction of them have found employment, and mostly for temporary contracts.
According to the German government’s Institute for Labour Research (IAB), a mere three percent of migrants who are seeking asylum in Germany have managed to find work, reports the DailyMail.com.
Joachim Moller, director of the IAB, hopes to “get 50 percent of them into work which pays for their lives in five years.” He also adds, “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.”
Until this goal is reached, German taxpayers will have to foot the bill for food, housing, and proper health care for migrants, which continues to soar into the billions.
On a positive note, the migrant crisis has generated roughly 60,000 jobs in social work, teaching, and security for asylum centers around the country.
DailyMail.com reports: “The full impact of the refugee influx will only be properly gauged in five or six years time”, according to Moller. In addition, he believes “‘It probably won’t lead to us making money, but diversity can have positive effects.”
It was revealed in August that those seeking asylum are said to be refusing work and insisting they are ‘guests of Angela Merkel,’ reports DailyMail.com.
They have declined voluntary jobs offered to them since arriving in the country and used the hospitality of the German Chancellor as an excuse, says Mayor Pohlers said.
Pohlers added, “‘It was subsequently argued by these people that they are guests of Mrs Merkel and guests do not have to work.
Furthermore, they were of the opinion that there is a minimum wage (€8.50) in Germany, and that this had to be paid by the City Waldenburg.”
It has been projected by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy that the vast majority of refugees will be employed by the end of 2018.
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