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The Real Prospects Of Jobs For Refugees In Germany05:13
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Refugees wait for police controls on a bridge crossing the border between Austria and Germany on Sept. 16, 2015. (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images)
Refugees wait for police controls on a bridge crossing the border between Austria and Germany on Sept. 16, 2015. (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images)
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The European Union voted on Tuesday to approve an agreement on the distribution of refugees across member countries. But many migrants only want to go to Germany, where they expect to find jobs.

Many German experts and government officials see asylum-seekers as a potential boon for the economy, saying refugees — especially those with skills — are needed to fill vacancies. But are refugees and the German job market likely to meet each others' needs?

Matthias Mayer, a migration expert at Bertelsmann Stiftung, joins Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd to discuss the prospect of work in Germany.

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This segment aired on September 23, 2015.

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