Germany’s refugee intake begins to boost economy as settlers soothe country’s worker shortage


To maintain economic well-being, country ‘needs about half a million immigrants every year’

In his native Syria, Mohammed Kassim worked as an electrician.

But having learned the trade informally, he lacked the credentials to show for it.

Now, in his adopted homeland, the 30-year-old is receiving the training he never had and he is getting paid to do it by a company dangling the promise of a job that could vault him from struggling refugee to member of the German middle class.

The programme that is helping tens of thousands of…

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