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Spurned 800 times: cruel reality of being a foreign graduate in Germany

It’s always been difficult for them to find employment, but with a 430,000 drop in vacancies, it is now near impossible

Riham Alkousaa

When Abdul Kader Tizini graduated with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from RWTH Aachen, one of Germany’s top technical universities, he thought it would be a matter of weeks before he landed his dream job.

Just more than a month later the coronavirus spread to that country, stopping a decade-long employment boom in its tracks.

Now, about 800 job applications and 80 interviews later, the 29-year-old Syrian is still searching for work...

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