A one-stop platform that helps refugees enter the labour market while addressing the main problems employers face when hiring them, namely cultural and religious barriers, false expectations and insufficiently prepared candidates. With Refugeeswork, employers find those best qualified, solve bureaucratic and administrative issues and optimise the integration of refugees into their organisational structures, making it a win-win process. This innovation is currently inactive.
Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe, Social Entrepreneurs (2017). European Youth Award, Special Category: migration (2016). European Social Innovation Competition (2016).
- More than 5,000 curriculums reviewed, with feedback given to candidates.
- Trainings and workshops were held for more than 500 refugees, and over 250 candidates were coached for job interviews.
- More than 100 candidates matched with employers in a wide variety of sectors including IT, Pharmaceuticals, Telecommunications, hotels, Universities, NGOs, production and factories, restaurants and retail.
Refugees can register for free, easily create online profiles and get information about training and job offers. Employers search directly for employees or list vacancies, which are matched with prospective refugees. The matching algorithm takes in education and professional experience, language competence, place of residence, asylum status and profile quality into consideration. Additionally, Refugeeswork provides grant and legal information as well as tips regarding culture and religion to ease the integration process. Online-webinars prepare job seekers and refugees get access to internships that foster social integration by linking them with local people, local culture as well as the local language.