Moscow. December 7. Europe’s largest industrial conglomerate Siemens AG offered arriving in Germany to refugees courses and preparation for work in the company.
The management of German companies supports the idea that refugees and migrants are not a burden to the economy, and the decision of demographic problems in the country with an aging population and labor shortages, reports the BBC.
At the same time, the Association of small and medium businesses of Germany stated that the entrepreneurs are not able to employ refugees if they did not speak German and do not have the required qualifications.
In November, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that in the country in 2015 will come to a total of about one million refugees. Germany’s interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said that the European Union should set a limit on the number of refugees and grant asylum only to those who obviously need it.
Siemens operates in the field of electronics, energy equipment, transport, medical equipment and lighting, produces consumer goods. The company employs about 348 thousand people working in more than 200 countries.