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What Comes First — Language or Work? (Employer Webinar)
Bias, whether conscious or unconscious, favours certain people in the hiring process based on superficial characteristics like name and place of education that have nothing to do with their talent or potential. This webinar will dive deeper to understand how and why this form of discrimination occurs. It will look at practical solutions being tested in the workplace to disrupt hiring bias. Join us on October 27 with guest speakers Phil Oreopoulos of the University of Toronto and Heidi Walker of GapJumpers.
“We were looking for talent anyway; why don’t we consider hiring people from Syria?”
A coordinated response would contribute in ways that benefit businesses, refugees, and host societies alike.
For English-speaking refugees, the IT sector can offer a shortcut into the labour market as many offices work internationally and don’t require employees to speak German.
Australian entrepreneurs develop platform to help skilled refugees get experience in their preferred sector and companies benefit from their innovative thinking.
Syrian refugees benefit from driving test in Arabic (News Story)
New Brunswick allows Arabic translators on road test to help ease transition for newcomers to province.
Mohammed Fakih is welcoming Syrian refugees the best way he knows how: by hiring them at Paramount Fine Foods restaurants across Ontario.
Syrian refugees in Fredericton launched their very own business just months after arriving in Canada.
A Canadian CEO and entrepreneur donates $1 million to resettle 50 Syrian families, and is approaching the task as he would any business problem.
Vancity Credit Union is offering interest-free seven-year loans to its members who are upgrading their homes to house Syrian refugees.
Europeans worry that the asylum-seekers who have flooded the continent this year will struggle to integrate and find work. A Vienna hotel is showing that newcomers can succeed.
Wind Mobile is teaming up with a local group to assist Syrian refugee families in their transition to life in Canada with free cell phones and service.
Finding themselves filling a non-traditional role, companies are responding with innovative ways to support newcomers.
Guelph businessman funds 50 Syrian refugee families (News Story)
Guelph entrepreneur Jim Estill is donating money to sponsor 50 Syrian refugee families expected to begin arriving in Guelph over the next two months. His financial sponsorship could reach $1.5 million.
As Europe’s refugee crisis continues to evolve, offers of assistance have been complemented by a broad-based response from the business community, writes migration expert Khalid Koser. This mobilization highlights not only the role that the private sector can play in managing migration, but also the importance of extending this engagement beyond the response to the immediate crisis.
A London bakery offers refugee women a way into work (News Story)
Charities team up with local business to generate jobs for newcomer refugees
“Life is too short to learn German,” quipped Mark Twain. Now the German language is turning out to be more than just the butt of jokes. In a country desperately in need of workers, it is proving to be a stumbling block that prevents German companies from taking advantage of the flood of new arrivals.