... employment figures from Germany show that companies there have seen an incredible surge in people joining apprenticeships and to ‘on-the-job training schemes’ due a growth in applications for jobs from asylum seekers notably those from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.
The Head of Germany’s Labour Office, Detlef Scheele, stated there was ‘no reason’ to be overly pessimistic about the country’s ability to cope with the record number of arrivals. “This is all going pretty well,” adding that the numbers were slightly better than expected. “These are good numbers, also taking into account that the people came here for humanitarian reasons and not for finding a job,” he said. “We are on a good path,” said Herbert Brücker, a professor of economy at Humboldt University.