One in Three German Companies Intend to Hire Refugees in 2016-2017

More than 30 percent of German companies plan to hire asylum seekers in the next two years, local media reported on Wednesday, citing a recent survey.

Protesters of the far right league We are the border (Wir sind die Grenze) carry a banner reading Today tolerant, tomorrow a stranger in his own country during a demonstration in Freilassing, southern Germany, on January 9, 2016. - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — At least 34 percent of surveyed German human resources directors intend to hire refugees this year or next year, Spiegel Online news website reported, citing a study conducted by the Ifo research center.

It was noted in the article that the number of people who were ready to hire asylum seekers had increased from about seven percent in the past two years.

Europe has been beset by a massive refugee crisis, with hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants fleeing their home countries to escape violence and poverty. According to German Interior Ministry estimates, the country registered some 1.1 million refugees in 2015, nearly five times more than the number registered in 2014.

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