Business Abroad: Wanted: Men at Work

While the U.S. worries about finding jobs for its unemployed (see above), West German industrialists send agents roaming the world to recruit workers. Last week, in one of their longest reaches yet, the Germans signed up 700 Japanese to work in the coal mines of the Ruhr.

West Germany has one of the world's lowest unemployment rates: .6% of a labor force of 21 million. To keep their economy expanding, the West Germans last year imported more than 400,000 non-German workers, and this year the figure is expected to be much bigger. Nearly 5,000 Italian and Greek workers arrive each...

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