Refugees Jobs Agenda – Videos and Resources!

August 30, 2017

A 4-part webinar series that explores good ideas, promising practices, and the opportunities of refugee labour market integration with international experts. Hosted by Cities of Migration, Hire Immigrants and Bertelsmann Stiftung.

Refugees Jobs Agenda: Kick-starting Employer Action
Devon Franklin, Hire Immigrants (Toronto, CA) in conversation with Jasmine Ateia, Labour Market Integration for Refugees, City of Freiburg (Germany), discuss lessons learned from the Syrian Refugees Jobs Agenda Roundtable after its first year: getting started, who was at the table, practical strategies for refugee employment and how to strengthen private sector engagement in the global refugee crisis.
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Refugees Jobs Agenda: Rethinking Employer Role and Leadership
Anki Elken, Head of Sustainability and Public Affairs at Randstad Sweden Group (Stockholm, Sweden) in a learning exchange with Merissa Preston, Training Liaison at LiUNA! Local 506 (Toronto, Canada), to discuss the successful models of employer leadership in providing refugees with meaningful employment.
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Refugees Jobs Agenda: From Welcoming Cities to Welcoming Economies
Dan Wallace, Welcoming America (Berlin/New York) in conversation with Dr. Toufic El Masri, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and ‘Migrant Firms’ Division (Hamburg) discuss the internationally replicated Welcoming Cities model and promising approaches in American and German cities that promote a local economic integration framework which welcomes refugees as valued contributors to workplaces, local economies and vibrant communities.
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Refugees Jobs Agenda: Entrepreneurship Offers Employment Pathways
Learn how Scadding Court Community Centre’s Business Out of a Box model in Toronto and CAMBA Small Business Services in New York are meeting the needs of newcomer entrepreneurs through breaking down barriers and using innovative solutions to jump start business success for newcomers.
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