Three New Reports about Integration of Migrants in the Labour Market

Research Report

In October 2018, three new reports/articles have been published focusing upon the integration of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers into labour markets.

How Integration Is Actually Working in Germany

Researcher Swathi Mehta  highlights that the labor market integration of refugees in Germany remains complex and slow. Current estimates suggest it may take up to five years for newcomers to find jobs, and even then, those jobs are likely to be unstable. She offers four ways to make financial and employment integration work in Germany. If you want to know more please visit the full article here.

Tech Jobs for Refugees: Assessing the Potential of Coding Schools for Refugee Integration in Germany

Researcher Ben Mason examines the rationale for training refugees for tech jobs and takes stock of the coding schools that have emerged in Berlin and beyond to help refugees prepare for careers in software development. To explore the wide range of program sizes, instructional philosophies, and funding models, his research takes an in-depth look at three such schools—Devugees, the ReDI School of Digital Integration, and CodeDoor—drawing on interviews with coding-school staff, refugee alumni, and IT professionals. It also sets out recommendations for policymakers interested in supporting the growth and success of coding schools. To read the research report please visit here.

Jobs in 2028: How Will Changing Labor Markets Affect Immigrant Integration in Europe?

Researchers Meghan Benton and Liam Patuzzi examine the key forces shaping the future of work in Europe, before sketching a set of possible scenarios for how these factors may affect jobs, welfare and education systems, public services, and immigrant integration. In doing so, the authors highlight how the investments needed to ready all workers for these changes mirror closely those needed to help newly arrived immigrants enter work; programs that help people retrain and update their skills, for example, promise to benefit both native- and foreign-born workers. Crucially, the analysis points to possible innovations to help workers build resilience and to help policymakers navigate the changes to come. To read the research report please visit here.