The Greek parliament has approved the first civil service layoffs in more than a century. The debt-troubled country has to slim down its bloated public sector to receive another tranche of its international bailout.
“So far, I am satisfied here in Germany. I have found several jobs and met a lot of good people. German society is very open and I hope that I get more work as an artist soon.”
Civil servants in Greece have started a 48-hour strike directed mainly at the government's continued austerity course. Employees were seen to be unwilling to accept massive layoffs as planned by Athens.
The transition from school to workplace is difficult for many young Germans. The city of Hamburg has now developed a model that helps young people in their job search: The youth employment agency.
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