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I CARE - - #Portugal wants more #refugees to help revive dwindling population

28.2.16

I CARE - - News - Internet Centre Anti Racism Europe: - Lacking manpower -
But the country will be picky in the migrants it welcomes, as it attempts to boost its workforce with students and skilled labourers. It plans to receive 2,000 university students, 800 vocational students, and 2,500 to 3,000 refugees qualified in the agriculture and forestry fields. "These are the sectors that lack manpower and are being forced to recruit workers in Vietnam and Thailand," the government said. "They are the jobs that the Portuguese do not take," said Tito Morais, adding that it is a myth that refugees come to Portugal to steal jobs. The anti-refugee movement has remained small and marginal in Portugal, with anti-refugee rallies attracting only small crowds. "The Portuguese are used to emigrating and know what it's like to look for a better life elsewhere," a refugee council official said.


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