Merkel Urges German CEOs To Hire Refugees

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It's been a bad month for German chancellor Angela Merkel, whose approval ratings fell sharply last month, a ZDF poll showed on Friday, in the second sign of a voter backlash to her refugee policy since Islamist militant attacks in Germany last month. With one year to go until Germany's federal election, the poll gave Merkel an approval rating of 1.0, down from 1.4 in July on a scale of 5.0 to -5.0. Even more troubling for Europe's most influential politician, she came fourth in a ranking of politicians behind the Green state premier of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, Social Democrat Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and conservative Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

The next electoral test for her conservatives comes in state elections next month in Berlin and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern that are expected to see a strong showing from the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD).

The reason for Merkel's poll plunge is familiar: increasingly more Germans blame her for the surge in refugee terrorist attacks over the past month, and her open-door migrant policy has come under intense scrutiny after two attacks claimed by the jihadist militant group Islamic State last month. The poll showed only 44 percent of Germans think her migrant policy is good and 52 percent view it as bad.

A just as big concern is that according to the poll, 54% of Germans think the EU's disputed migrant deal with Turkey will fail. Some 35 percent believe the European Union's talks with Ankara over Turkish membership in the bloc should be stopped due to the political situation in Turkey. That particular outcome, however, would lead to a vicious cycle, where Turkey releases millions more refugees, who end up in Germany and lead to even greater social discontent and even more displeasure with Merkel.

And while Germans are clearly angry about the integration of more than a million migrants who arrived last year alone, only two weeks ago, Merkel repeated her mantra that Germany could manage the influx of refugees and said she would not change course, even as the "integration" of over 1 million refugees allowed inside Germany in 2015 has so far been a complete disaster.

So what is Merkel's propsal to resolve the seeming impasse?

According to Reuters, Merkel has invited executives from some of Germany's biggest listed companies to attend a summit next month where she will urge them to hire more refugees. According to Germany's Bild, the government wants to get as many as possible refugees into the job market, which would reduce their dependence on the state and compensate for labor shortages as the workforce ages.

Merkel will push reluctant German companies to offer more traineeships and position to refugees, Bild reported. Large companies have been criticized for doing little to help integrate the refugees into the thriving job market. Companies say most of the new arrivals lack the German language skills and the education required for a job.

Engineering giant Siemens, chemicals group Evonik, carmakers Opel and VW and utility RWE will share with Merkel the results of pilot projects with refugees, Bild said. One month ago, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported that the 30 biggest DAX-listed companies had employed only 54 refugees until June, including 50 who were hired by logistics provider Deutsche Post.

And so, it appears that Germany's refugee integration experiment is failing fast, perhaps for more than just one reason. The flipside is that if Deutsche Bank needs a scapegoat CEO to "hire" just so it can dump the ongoing collapse of Europe's biggest bank into his lap, it now has many potential candidates.

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Dead Canary's picture

The whole world is going batshit crazy!

molecool's picture

You can say that again...

BetaGap's picture

Most of those invaders do not want to work but all the free sh*t

If they were willing to work they could stay in greece or italy

BuddyEffed's picture

How about hiring unemployed Germans?  Family first.

Here2Go's picture
Here2Go (not verified) BuddyEffed Aug 13, 2016 8:51 AM

Dummkopf & Dummkopf-er

greenskeeper carl's picture

I keep waiting for the germans to reach their "pitchforks and torches" moment but it just never seems to happen.

TeamDepends's picture

Not enough have realized that Merky is a communist NWO mole, but they will.

bamawatson's picture

when ?
stevie wonder can already see it

thesonandheir's picture

Merkel needs 'Second Amending'



The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) thesonandheir Aug 13, 2016 9:58 AM

So, 44% of the German population agree with Merkel's immigration policy?  The Germans are just as stupid as the idiots in the U.S. that think this is a good idea.

Muslim immigrants should be put on boats and shipped back to where they belong - in Arab countries - not in western countries.


FGH's picture

Jobs in the German security industry would be perfect for the rapefugees.

The muslim Orlando nightclub killer was a security guard with a concealed weapons permit.

That worked out well, right Angela?

WordSmith2013's picture

She's toast!


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Stainless Steel Rat (not verified) WordSmith2013 Aug 13, 2016 10:38 AM

I wish it were so... the metrosexual Nipsters will likely just dance towards her angrily.

Manthong's picture

“Merkel Urges German CEOs To Hire Refugees”

You know, that’s a great idea…

If I was a German CEO the first thing I would want to do is hire an idiot immigrant that had no skills, could not speak German and likely could not even read or write his native language,

You know, it sounds like Merkel should hire them all into her government.

Tursas's picture

She has already done it! An that's why she cannot get the problem!

PT's picture

They will write angry letters to the Editor and angrily sit together in the park, peacefully protesting until the police tell them to go away and protest somewhere else.

Then the police will fine them becoz being angry is racist.

PT's picture

PT has good trade qualifications but is often unemployed and would like a job.  Perhaps PT could move to Germany and be a "refugee".  Just think, I wouldn't even need a passport.

On second thought, naaaaaaahh.  Germany sounds like a scary, violent place.  Damn!

snodgrass's picture

I'm guessing that poll is as accurate as ours. In other words, bullshit.

RafterManFMJ's picture

If you look into the data, you'll find the biggest cohort that approves is German women; women love the Strong Horse and will gladly take his seed.

It's amusing, and highly predictable.

Lore's picture

Merkel is sick.  She needs to go.  Every single "migrant" needs to be removed -- by boat, train or car, whatever: GET THEM OUT.  If they try to come back, open fire.  All the agencies caught supporting this garbage need to be shut down and their assets seized.  Soros himself should be brought up on charges.  If nothing else, he's certainly an enemy of the state. 

Manthong's picture

Freight trains worked pretty good in 1943.

Lore's picture

Your analogy has limited relevance, but the irony is not lost on me. As usual, it's critical to focus on who is pulling the levers. 

JamesBond's picture

I'm amazed that more people simply can not recognize insanity....



bonderøven-farm ass's picture

The bitch manufactures a moral/cultural/economic crisis from her protected social/political throne and leaves the pieces for the common stock to deal with. 

People are too stupid, too lazy, and too indoctrinated to give two shits about the neo-feudalism their yoked to....

My popcorn is getting stale.


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jm's picture

Napalm has a remarkable ability to scare good behavior into sociopaths of all ages, regardless of conviction.

When one of these pedophile scum or their offspring see their buddies in crime half-sizzled like bacon, they will put the guns down, pull the grenades out of their vaginas, go home and forget everything the pedophile told them to do to the infidels.

philipat's picture

<---Merkel is Libtard batshit crazy, doesn't care about her people and doesn't want to get re-elected.

<---Merkel is is being directed by the NWO who have a copy of her STASI dossier and beyond, courtesy of NSA.

fleur de lis's picture

Merkel was originally promoted as smart because her field of expertise was nuclear physics.

And look what a moron a nuclear physicist can be.

Almost as stupid as the nuclear physicists who obliterated two cities in a matter of seconds.T\

They are so smart, these nuclear physicists.

By the way, has anyone ever seen her school transcripts?

Or is she smart the same way Obama is smart so the school transcripts are locked in undergroud solid steel safes?

GreatUncle's picture

doctorate as a physical chemist - not nuclear.

fleur de lis's picture

Thanks -- I appreciate the correction.

She's still a moron.

sleigher's picture

"I keep waiting for the germans to reach their "pitchforks and torches" moment but it just never seems to happen."


They've become a docile creature.  A shame the unification of Deutschland hasn't created better results.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Why not ask the CEOs of BMW, Audi, and Volkswagon to hire the refugees as crash test dummies?

SomethingSomethingDarkSide's picture

The Plastics Industry would take too much of a hit, would never happen. Look what they did to Marijuana!

Ignatius's picture

Organized crime don't give a fuck-o about families.

What we have now is a criminal Syndicate disguised as government.

BuddyEffed's picture

Ask not what your country can do for your own citizens, ask what you country can do for your refugees.

beijing expat's picture

Fuck you you fucking racist twat. Shut the fuck up.

That's it. Forward your address, you are guilty of hate crime.

BuddyEffed's picture

I'm at 888 Nonesuch Drive, Berlin.

MFL8240's picture

Not what the NWO has ordered this POS to do!

VD's picture

Merkkkel gotta double-down on dangerous policy a la the central banksterz... juz following global destabilization orders from up above.

ArkansasAngie's picture

Oh, come on.  What's wrong with a little global social engineering?  

Dont' you want to integrate all those workers into society so they can pay for aging populations?

It's for the greater good.



Personally ... stick it in your ear.



Calmyourself's picture

Europe is not so different from America,  take the losers, goat pumpers and chronically stupid and give them government positions.  logistics providers ha, the German USPS..


"including 50 who were hired by logistics provider Deutsche Post."

GreatUncle's picture

Deutsche Post ... another EU lie there.

The UK Royal Mail by opening up its monoply on the UK mail was supposed to be allowed access into the Deutsche Post customers ---->>> DENIED.

UK parliament once again in dealing with the EU said fuck all.

Don't need that shit no more, kick them out and let the Royal Mail run a monopoly you see "that way the money does not leave the country" like an import.

The direction of money flow across borders defines an import / export.

vollderlerby's picture

Hire the refugees, put them through sexual harassment training and fire them immediately when they misbehave, go public how the refugees cannot stayed employed due to behavior problems, then the cunt can go fuck herself.

molecool's picture

Merkel is the new Führer of Germany. She singlehandedly decided and forced an unmitigated open borders policy onto the Germany people and thus the rest of Europe. Of course obedient as those Krauts are they once again abandoned any civic courage and went along with it as any political opposition has ceased to exist in the new Socialist Reich. I read at this morning that the ruling coallition is planning on abandoning dual passports due to tens of thousands of Turks demonstrating for Erdogan on German streets. So if you're a native German (as I am incidentally - I was born there) you are now forced to give up your 2nd passport. Meanwhile they've been letting 2 million Middle Easterners and North Africans (Magrebs) at least half of them WITHOUT passports or any documentation into the country without raising as much as an eyebrow.

I've had my issues with the U.S. over the past decade BUT if I'm asked to make a choice my decision will be easy. I will ALWAYS side AGAINST the nation that is forcing me into an ultimatum.


GreatUncle's picture

Same, born and raised in a country where you voted for people to be elected and then they may get to higher office to lead. Now voted for BREXIT in that the EU has a non working parliament and those who get to power are not elected through this parliament they are appointed like Clinton and probably by the same people.

American think yourself lucky at least you get to vote for Trump I did not get a chance to not vote for Merkel.

Democracy removes retards and psychopaths if applied hence Trumps favourable showing against all opposition is he is not a psychopath ... Clinton maybe. Want none of that thanks and the likes of Junkers or Erdogan if he made it into the club but overall to accept the EU would be to remove my shit democracy. The one where if enough of you say fuck off  you win ... removed under an EU superstate.

Gtting on a bit now, better to die free than as a fucking slave so lets see what happens but quite prepared to join any group that will form a civil war against the UK government except for those wankers ISIS who so like killing people just they leave the psychopaths alive at the top to keep kicking the shit out of them ... what fucking good is that?

I mean where can you find a good ISIS bomber when you need one if only to rid myself of my traitorous politicians.

Got to be one out there ... please lets have one good one with his head screwed on straight like the IRA who nearly blew the UK cabinet to bits a few decades ago.

bornlastnight's picture

If you can translate your post into proper English, I will agree with you and upvote you to boot.

Croesus's picture

Nah, it's not the whole world that's gone crazy...just the psychopaths who run it (for now). 


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Mr. President (not verified) Dead Canary Aug 13, 2016 11:04 AM



It seems to me that 44% of Germans are fuckin idiots. 

MasterControl's picture

It's gloabalism with all masks off.