Labour and Employment Workshops for Asylum Seekers and Refugees
The workshops sought to identify the main obstacles to the access of this population to the labour market and develop strategies to promote their inclusion; share existing best practices and experiences in order to increase the supply of labour and employment for asylum-seekers and refugees; and guide companies and employers on procedures for hiring this population.
The event, which was open to the public, promoted the debate about employment opportunities, mechanisms that promote vocational training and income generation activities that enable the search for economic self-sufficiency.
Implementation PeriodFebruary 2011 – October 2012
Context of the interventionOne of the main demands of asylum-seekers and refugees seeking to rebuild their lives in Brazil is integration into the labour market and into income-generating activities that allow self-sufficiency. To promote this debate the CNIg, in partnership with the UNHCR, promoted four Labour and Employment Workshops for Asylum Seekers in the cities of São Paulo (February 2011), Rio de Janeiro (October 2011), Porto Alegre (April 2012), and Manaus (October 2012).
Results/Impacts achievedAmong the results already achieved, working groups were set up in the regional Superintendencies of the Ministry of Labour in the states where actions were implemented to train and sensitize vocational training agents and labour intermediation for the topic of asylum.
Innovation or CreativityThe round tables and working groups identified the main obstacles to the access of this population to the labour market and developed strategies to promote this inclusion; shared existing best practices and experiences in order to increase the job opportunities for asylum-seekers and refugees; and guided enterprises and companies on procedures for hiring this population.
References for Contact Paulo Sérgio de Almeida