Social Issues

Easing processes for employing refugees to boost economy

Posted on: Thu 24 Jun 2021

Many industries across Australia are facing a labour shortage.

This has been caused and exacerbated by the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, but we do have a work pool that is willing and able to take up many of these jobs.

Refugees in this country face massive difficulties finding work and statistically around 1 in 20 find work in their first year in this country.

So how could we better tap into this work pool in a way that benefits all?

Lecturer in Management at the University of Newcastle Jeannie Lee speaks with us about this.

Produced by Tom Mann

Image: John Englart on Flickr


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