More than half asylum seekers live on benefits

World December 26, 2017 10:24

berlin - Of the million people who were allowed to enter Germany two years ago, more than half of the benefit is paid. German cities and municipalities strike an alarm.

The German municipalities, where the refugees are registered, are very worried. There is still a lot of work to do on the integration of refugees into the labor market. This is what Gerd Landsberg, head of the German association of cities and municipalities, says in the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ).

More than 600,000 job-skilled refugees received a benefit this year. Refugees who register for training places often do not go through the first selection, so they are forced to come home at home. Language problems, but also the difference in education and the appreciation of, for example, Syrian diplomas in Germany play a major role here.

Landsberg mentions Denmark as an example. Refugees are put to work there as quickly as possible. That way they also learn the language much faster. Landsberg thinks that especially large companies can do much more to allow refugees to integrate faster.

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