Alien Nation: Common Sense About America's Immigration by Peter Brimelow

By Peter Brimelow

The debatable, bestselling e-book (37,500 hardcover copies offered) that is helping outline the controversy approximately the most vital and hotly contested matters dealing with the United States: immigration.

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Another important reason for the failure to recruit low-qualified seasonal labour in the native German labour market may be found in the comparatively high unemployment and social security benefits (Bonin, Kempe & Schneider 2003). 12 A similar effect is expected from the introduction of the so-called ‘workfare concept’ which connects welfare payments to obligatory work in the social sector. As wages based on welfare payments are low, the workfare concept might motivate the unemployed to accept low-paid jobs.

In the case of TNCs, the national companies of foreign-owned firms tend to be engaged in sales and marketing and/or producing craft or niche products for local application. Large-scale R&D and application tends to be done in a few locations only, usually in the headquarters country and region, where recruitment of high-level specialists is focused. One consequence of this is the creation of geographical channels of mobility between headquarter locations and national locations elsewhere, with much less mobility between non-headquarter parts of the corporate network.

The concluding part of the chapter shows the significance of seasonal employment for the German economy and gives an outlook for the future of seasonal EastWest migration in an expanding Europe. 8 per cent of the whole population. This stock is the result of the inflow that has taken place over the last 40 years, mainly as a consequence of so-called recruitment programmes, predominantly between 1955 and 1973. It seems that the recruitment process is of key importance for understanding the contemporary situation in certain segments of the German labour market.

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