- New figures show that 1.2million migrants arrived in Germany in past 2 years
- However, only 34,000 of those migrants have managed to find employment
- In addition figures show a quarter of those in work are on temporary contracts
- The numbers mainly apply to those from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Eritrea
By Allan Hall In Berlin and Jennifer Newton for MailOnline | 19 December 2016
DAILY MAIL — Just 34,000 migrants out of the 1.2million who have arrived in Germany in the past two years have managed to find a job, new figures have revealed.
The statistics from the German government’s Institute for Labour Research (IAB) reveal how only three per cent of those who travelled to the country are now working.
And in addition out of those who are employed, nearly a quarter are just on temporary contracts, with the numbers applying to migrants mostly from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Eritrea.
Joachim Moller, director of the IAB, said: ‘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.
‘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 bill of feeding, housing and caring for the migrants will continue to soar into the billions and fall upon the German taxpayer. […]