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Panel discussion: Activating employers and job-seekers in the labour market integration of migrants – an international perspective

Sustainability and environment
Society and economy

Getting new arrivals and other migrants into the labour market is a crucial part of integration efforts. However, there are many challenges. Welcome to register for this panel discussion as part of the OMICS 2023 conference. This event is open for practitioners, policy makers, researchers, students and the general public.

22 Nov 2023
16:30 - 18:00
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Ehsan Baqiri, nurse assistant at Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Karen Dunwoodie, Senior Reseach Fellow & Director, Centre for Refugee Employment, Advocacy, Training and Education, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australien
Pontus Berger, Talent Management Specialist, Volvo Cars
Urban Björn, Business as Equals AB
Sanaz Haghighi, Senior administrative officer, Swedish Public Employment Service
School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg and Centre for Global Migration at the University of Gothenburg

Panel description

Successful integration of migrants into labour markets is one of the most pressing issues facing many countries today. It is seen as a great opportunity for receiving societies, for instance as a means to address skills shortages in certain sectors. The inclusion of migrants in the labour market is also seen as the key to ensure their effective integration into the host societies and their positive impact on the economy. Experience however shows that such processes face many challenges: integration support may be overly bureaucratic, migrant job seekers may face discrimination or obstacles to find employment that matches their skills and aspirations, policies may be misguided, or employers may not become involved in integration support.

This panel brings together scholars, practitioners and former migrant jobseekers to explore meaningful future avenues for activating employers, employees and jobseekers in the integration of migrants into labour markets.

Launch of the CREATE Job Seekers and Employers Guides

At the end of this panel, the Deakin Center for Refugee Employment, Advocacy, Training and Education (CREATE) will launch their CREATE Job Seekers and Employers Guides - a guide for supporting the employment of people with refugee and asylum seeker status and a guide with practical advice for job seekers, with extra focus on people with refugee and asylum seeker status.