2 April 2016

Thousands of refugees turn out for German jobs fair

Berlin, Germany - More than 4,000 jobseekers attend Berlin event, which aims to help integrate asylum seekers by finding them employment.

Thousands of job-seeking refugees have attended an employment fair in the German capital, Berlin, which attracted 211 prospective employers from a number of fields, including information technology, medicine, tourism and construction.

Germany's private sector was represented at the job fair by large firms such as Marriott - which operates four hotels in Berlin - and mid-size enterprises such as Bio Company, a popular chain of organic grocery stores.

"Our goal is that in each of our stores, there will be one refugee," said Helena Jachmann, Bio Company's human resources officer, who recruited sales people at the fair.  The event was held at the: Estrel Convention Centre, Berlin

Source: Al Jazeera/author:Yermi Brenner