Immigrants helped create 1.3 million jobs in Germany

Immigrants helped create 1.3 million jobs in Germany

The same time when Germany has stepped up the debate about the harmfulness coming from of the latest wave of the third-country immigrants of 2015, particularly mentioning latest sexual assaults, a new study report shows an entirely different perspective on the immigrant’s position in Germany.

The study emphasizes the absolute promising role that migrants in Germany have to the domestic economic development. Besides, the study report expects for this role to intensify even further soon.

Employers with an immigrant background are the ones generating about 1.3 million jobs in Germany within the period of 2005-2014, thus becoming one of the major job-creating powers of the country – says a recent study report newly published by the Bertelsmann Foundation.

The same report clarifies in what way migrants of the Germany played an important role in the country’s economic development. Thus, the report explains that this part of the German society assisted the country on the upsurge of job-creation level with 36% over the past decade.

Migrants, have reached to generate about 947 thousand jobs during 2005 – the same study report specifies.

As of 2005, about 28% of the German business holders, are of an immigrant background. They are involved in different areas of business such as restaurants, retail trade, construction, manufacturing, and other – reveals the report.

What is more, this Bertelsmann Stiftung’s study report admits that Germany is positively influenced by its migrants. Besides, it foresees a scenario where Germany will experience a greater need for immigrants through 2050. The basis of such prediction is linked with German population ageing and decreasing.

The study also predicts a decrease in the number of immigrants in the near future, something that will require greater effort of the Germany to attract qualified non-EU immigrants.

Germany cannot rely on continued high immigration from within the European Union. We must set a course now that makes Germany more attractive as a destination country for third-country nationals as well,” said Stiftung executive board member Jörg Dräger.

Stronger recruitment of immigrants from third countries would at the same time increase Germany’s responsibility for the stability of labor markets in countries of origin”, added Dräger.

However, a concerning fact that the report reveals is the lower level of income that immigrants make compared to non-immigrants in Germany, with 30% less.

Such disadvantageous position of migrant entrepreneurs in Germany is explained as a insufficiency of education levels, compared to non-immigrants entrepreneurs.

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