Conservative economists warned that introducing a minimum wage might cost 800,000 jobs. But Germany's economy has adjusted quite well to it. Now the old debate has taken a new twist: should refugees be exempt from minimum wage requirements?
The number of jobless Germans rose slightly in July, but remains at a historical low for the month thanks to robust economic growth in the country boosted by the recovery in the eurozone.
Newcomers to Germany face a variety of challenges when searching for a job. Several refugees told InfoMigrants about their struggles finding employment in Germany.
The German government has admitted that the country's minimum hourly wage is not enough to cover the costs of a single parent working full-time. Still, there are no plans to raise it.
The German government is considering excluding migrants from their right to minimum wage should they need further traineeships to get their associate degrees recognized, media reports have said.
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