Romanians and Bulgarians most successful in German jobs marketby Mattia Rosini - 2013.09.09
In Germany, the most integrated immigrants in the labour market are Romanians and Bulgarians. Just in 2012, about 175,000 arrived in Germany: 22% more than the previous year. Of those, more than 70,000 decided to stay indefinitely in the country. According to the Institut für Arbeitsmarkt und Berufsforschung, this is because their integration in the jobs market has been very positive. So much so that their rate of unemployment is far lower than other foreigners, at 9.6% compared to 16.4%. Most are employed in catering, agriculture and care of the elderly. The popular misconception that they are poorly qualified should also be corrected. Of the new arrivals, a quarter have degrees while 40% have a professional specialisation.
Ranking of the Italian sectors in the hands of foreign entrepreneurs
In Italy, there are sectors that are almost completely in the hands of immigrants. They are 17 and in the first places we find street sale of jewelry and textiles, online sale, preparation of mailing list and propaganda shipments, carpets, internet point, door-to-door sales, translation services and marriage agencies. In Read More.
Even in Switzerland immigration divides the society and economy
Switzerland risks paying a high price for its restrictive immigration policies of the last few years. The alarm was launched by the colossal bank UBS with its extremely detailed report that predicts a serious shortage of workers, amounting to half a million jobs left unfilled, in the country’s near future. Caused also Read More.
Second generations plague immigration
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How many foreign nurses are there in Italy
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How many foreign business owners are there in Italy?
The number of foreign business owners in Italy, today reaching 575,000, is continually increasing. The current figure represents 9.5% of the total number of business owners nationally. Though a bit slower than the most recent period, the first trimester of this year, the balance between opening and closings of foreign Read More.
Website informing on the employment of refugees
The Skills2Work project has released an online platform which provides information on the labour market integration of refugees and beneficiaries of international protection in 9 participating EU member states: Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Refugees, employers and service providers will find Read More.