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Germany plans to actively use Ukrainian refugees

Employment agencies will be more active in offering vacancies to refugees. Those who decline a job offer may have their fees reduced.

Germany announced the need to speed up the employment process of Ukrainian refugees. This statement was made by Labor Minister Hubertus Geil, reported on Monday, November 20, DW.

According to Geil, 400 thousand unemployed people in Germany know German at a basic level. About 200 thousand of them are refugees from Ukraine who have completed an integration course or are planning to do so.

“We are talking about a potential 400,000 people in our labor market who have at least a basic knowledge of German,” Geil said.

In turn, the executive director of the German employers’ association (BDA), Steffen Kampeter, said that the employment of refugees should be a priority.

“Any job opportunity is better than staying on welfare payments,” Kampeter said, as quoted by Reuters.

The German government plans to tighten the requirements for Ukrainian refugees, especially to oblige them to report regularly on their job search. Previously, this was not required of Ukrainian refugees, but now this will change, said Labor Minister Hubertus Geil.

Ukrainian refugees receiving aid from Germany are required to report regularly on their job search. The employment agency, in turn, will be more proactive in offering them vacancies that match their qualifications and experience.

Gayle also noted that those who refuse to cooperate or refuse the job offer may have their payments reduced.

It was previously reported that less than 20% of Ukrainians living in Germany have a job. The Bundestag proposes to reduce benefits for “parasites”.

We remind you that in 2024 Germany will reduce aid to refugees. Asylum seekers will only receive the right to social assistance after only three years of receiving reduced assistance, and not after one and a half years, as now. Until then, the federal center will pay a total of 7,500 euros per year for each asylum seeker in Germany.

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Source: korrespondent

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