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Merkel calls for refugee's employment, integration into labor market

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-11-16 09:13
Merkel calls for refugee's employment, integration into labor market

Migrants and refugees protesting against deportation and for better conditions camp out next to Sendlinger Tor city gate on September 13, 2016 in Munich, Germany. [Photo/VCG]

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on employers on Tuesday to hire more refugees and help improve their integration into the labor market.

Merkel made the remarks at the annual meeting of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations, which was attended by 1,500 representatives from politics, businesses and society.

Merkel thanked the business community for their engagement in and dealing with the refugees' integration, saying "we don't have to worry about our country, if new situations could be handled and resolved with passion."

The improvement measures include the legal protection for refugees in vocational training and the possibility of refugees' temporary employment, etc.

Merkel has also called for better mobility of the labor force within Europe and advocated the free trade agreements with Canada and the United States.


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