Before I post this latest wishful-thinking story, be sure to see Daniel Greenfield on the news about the Somali rapist and you might find one clue about why the Swedes are so clueless. Judge: we can’t deport the rapist because he might harm a Somali woman if sent back to Somalia! (Clue #1: Swedes are soft on crime!)
Report author Benny Carlsson visited Minneapolis in 2010
Now to today’s story (originally published in The Local a year ago). These crazy Swedes think if they had more Ethnic-oriented NGO’s (like our resettlement contractors and ACORN-like ethnic based groups) they could get the Somalis jobs and voila! the Somalis would be integrated into Swedish society. They seem to not consider the possibility that in the world’s best Socialist cradle, maybe the Somalis don’t want to work (or to be integrated)!
Twelve paragraphs into the story published today at Voice of GOBIslam the truth comes out. But, first here is the gist of the story:
Somali immigrants in Sweden have had a harder time finding employment compared to Somalis in the United States and Canada, a new report has found.
Roughly every other Somali immigrant in North America has a job, while only 20 percent of the Somali immigrants in Sweden have jobs, according to a report released on Monday by the government’s Commission on the Future (Framtidskommissionen).
The report, entitled “Somalis in the labour market – does Sweden have something to learn?” (Somalier på arbetsmarknaden – har Sverige något att lära?) and presented on Monday to Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag, was ordered by the government in order to provide proposals for improving the employment situation for Sweden’s rapidly-expanding Somali population.
The report finds that Somalis in the United States and Canada have had an easier time finding work in part because non-government groups with strong ties to the Somali community play a larger role in helping newly arrived immigrants look for work, find housing, and start companies. [These supposed "non-government groups" are really quasi-government agencies as they are almost completely funded by the taxpayer, they just get to function outside of the normal checks and balances government agencies have to face---ed]
Clue #2: Somalis are largely uneducated, so they are likely not to succeed at finding jobs! And, the article mentions the language barrier as well. For what job would one hire a Somali if communication was not possible?
According to the report, one of the reasons there are so many unemployed Somalis in Sweden is that roughly half have arrived in the last five years and 70 percent have low or unspecified levels of education.
But, here is the real answer (Clue #3, at paragraph 12):
Why work if you don’t have to!
Carlsson also cited Sweden’s social safety net which “lets people live at a decent level even if they don’t work, while the same can’t be said of the United States”.
The second part of that sentence won’t be true for long as the Obama Administration works all the angles to emulate Sweden and expand the social safety net in America with the help of those very same “non-government” groups the Swedes look to as a possible salvation for themselves!
Photo is from this story at the Twin Cities Daily Planet.
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