An innovative new website is bringing migrants and employers together. Can the internet platform Migrant Hire function as a kind of LinkedIn for refugees and help solve German labor shortages in key areas? Ten thousand migrants in regular jobs – that’s the goal set by the team of young IT specialists, including Hussein Shaker, a refugee from Aleppo in Syria, behind Migrant Hire. It’s Germany’s first job portal aimed explicitly at people who fled to Germany to escape political persecution or economic hopelessness. The idea is fairly simple: Refugees get help preparing resumes and job applications and can post their skills on the portal, while employers can search the database for … read more

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