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