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Sandra Vogel Expertise 30. June 2009 Occupational Promotion of Migrant Workers

The case of Germany

Occupational Promotion of Migrant Workers
Sandra Vogel Expertise 30. June 2009

Occupational Promotion of Migrant Workers

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The case of Germany

Migrant workers accounted for 6.8% of all employees liable to social security contributions in 2006. However, from 2003 to 2006 the unemployment rate for migrants was approximately twice as high as for Germans. Initiatives sponsored by federal agencies or the federal government therefore aim to strengthen the labour market participation of migrants. The promotion of migrant workers at the workplace is additionally supported in regional projects and at the establishment level.

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