As unemployment continues to rise in Greece against the background of a deepening recession, the ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) plans to open an employment agency for Greek citizens.
As the latest figures show that youth unemployment in Greece has now soared to 55.4 percent, the highest in the European Union, To Vima reported "Golden Dawn announced the creation of 'recruiters for Greeks'".
Xryshavgh announced the new measure is a non-profit charitable effort to support and show solidarity for Greek compatriots. Employers who wish to recruit Greeks in their businesses can contact the local organizations of Golden Dawn, which are now established in many towns. Golden Dawn further noted that much work is offered exclusively to illegal immigrants
According to figures released by the Ministry of Labour, cited by Keep Talking Greece, 47.4 percent of the foreign laborers work without insurance and social security, compared to just over one third of Greeks working without insurance.
The move follows Golden Dawn's calls for blood donors to donate blood for Greeks only, a move slammed by doctors, and the distribution of food to needy Greeks.