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Fifty years of guest workers in Austria
When Austria welcomed its first Turkish guest workers in 1964 there was little reaction from locals.
Austria was not in fact the first choice of many so-called Gastarbeiters, many of whom would have preferred to go to Germany or Switzerland, where wage levels were higher.
Sylvia Hahn, Vice-Rector of the University of Salzburg, told delegates at a symposium on fifty years of labour recruitment in Vienna on Monday that "concerted attempts at integration only began in the 1980s."
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