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What works : employment strategies for refugee and humanitarian entrants /

By: Olliff, Louise | Refugee Council of Australia
Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. Refugee Council of Australia 2010Description: PDFSubject(s): Refugees Employment | Labour Market | Refugees, African | Refugees, Afghan | Settlement | Refugee Council Of Australia (rcoa)Online Resources: Electronic copy
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INTO AND OUT OF WORK

The Refugee Council of Australia?s national research into sustainable employment pathways and refugee background communities. The overarching aim of this research has been to map, analyse and model solutions to the barriers that refugee entrants face in making the transition to meaningful, sustainable employment in Australia. What Works: Employment strategies for refugee and humanitarianentrants presents the findings from this investigation. Gaining stable, adequately-remunerated, fulfilling employment is a significant contributor towards successful resettlement for refugee and humanitarian entrants. Despite these entrants? eagerness to participate in the Australian workforce and the wealth of skills and experience that they bring to Australia, research has shown that former refugees are overrepresented among the ranks of underemployed, lowly-paid, low-skilled, precariously employed and casualised members of the labour force, and that they face many specific barriers to employment.

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