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Labour Market Access and Labour Opportunities for Refugees. Examples from Freiburg

  • Jasmin AteiaEmail author
  • Philip Bona
  • Stephan Schmieglitz
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Abstract

After a huge influx of refugees into Europe and Germany in particular in the course of 2015, various employer organisations saw amongst these newcomers a huge potential for the labour market and hoped that this might bring with it a lasting solution to the nationwide lack of skilled professionals under discussion in various circles. The growing need for qualified and specialised employees facilitates access to the German labour market for refugees in multiple ways. The city of Freiburg established several initiatives to empower refugees and support employers through the complex bureaucratic process. This chapter gives an overview of the activities and challenges in the field of labour market access for refugees and illustrates best practices.

Keywords

Labour market access for refugees Lack of skilled workers Recognition of international certificates and diplomas German language proficiency and work 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jasmin Ateia
    • 1
    Email author
  • Philip Bona
    • 1
  • Stephan Schmieglitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Office for Migration & Integration of the City of FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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