Fewer than three per cent of the 1.2 million migrants who came to Germany in the last two years have found employment, newly released government figures show.
Of the 34,000 who have managed to find a job within the last 11 months, nearly a quarter (22 per cent) are on temporary contracts, according to statistics from the German government’s Institute for Labour Research (IAB).
A further 20 per cent are on zero hours contracts. 57 per cent of those falling into these two categories are employed in the hospitality industry, Süddeutsche Zeitung has reported.
The figures pertained to migrants from the eight major asylum countries of origin including Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
406,000 jobseeking migrants are currently registered with employment agencies and job centres, of whom 160,000 are recorded as unemployed.
Joachim Möller, director of the IAB, said: “If we manage to get 50 per cent 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...Read More HERE