The Competence Centre for Securing Skilled Labor demonstrates how to successfully integrate refugees in a company

Germany is faced with the immense challenge of integrating thousands of refugees. The most successful path to integration is through the workplace. Refugees bring with them motivation, energy and commitment. Many of them are qualified professionals. Moreover, while fleeing from their home country, they gained a wide range of experiences useful for German employers. Refugees in Germany are eager to find a job and contribute actively to the society they live in. For refugees, employment is a new start in a new country and an opportunity to find home in Germany. For companies, employing refugees is an opportunity to fill open positions and invest in the future. Due to the demographic change and ageing society, many companies find it difficult to recruit the qualified professionals they need. The fact that the majority of refugees who come to us are under 35 years old enables companies to find and bind the employees they need.

The Competence Centre for Securing Skilled Labor demonstrates the small and medium enterprises the benefits of employing refugees and supports them in hiring refugees. In the last months, the labor market has been opened up to refugees. Many employment conditions have been improved and simplified. While recognized refugees have an unrestricted labor market permit, asylum seekers and tolerated refugees in most cases have to get an approval from the Foreigner’s Registration Office and Federal Labor Office. However, there are also many exceptions, where no approval of authorities is needed. For companies, it is very difficult to bear all the employment conditions in mind. Thus, the Competence Centre for Securing Skilled Labor created the easy-to-read overviews of the prerequisites for the labor market access of refugees. The Competence Centre for Securing Skilled Labor demonstrates on its new page how to successfully integrate refugees in a company with the help of the best practices and clear recommendations and guidance.

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