Measuresannounced last week to create a co-ordinated approach to the employment ofrefugees and asylum-seekers could fulfil one of the key aims in PersonnelToday’s Refugees in Employment campaign. Theplans, outlined by Home Secretary David Blunkett in a White Paper, SecureBorders, Safe Haven, should make it easier for employers to recruit refugees tooffset skills shortages. “Anational approach to integration is a new concept for the UK and we are at thebeginning of the process,” the report says. “But the Government iscommitted to integration as a vital part of the whole asylum process.” Proposalsinclude a number of new induction centres for asylum-seekers in London and theSouth East, which will allow a more managed approach to processingapplications. Asylum-seekerswill also be given registration cards that will include fingerprints anddetails of employment status. Accommodationcentres are also being built, which will house 3,000 people and run activitiessuch as English language and IT training. –Personnel Today’s Refugees in Employment campaign has been shortlisted for thisyear’s CRE’s Race in the Media awards in the Specialist Magazine category. White Paper to get refugees into UK jobs marketOn 12 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.
The Black Stars have opened their camp in Nairobi ahead of Saturday’s decisive 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Malawi in Lilongwe.18 players had reported to camp by Tuesday morning with the remaining three expected to join the team later in the day.Italy-based Kwadwo Asamoah and Evian duo of Jonathan Mensah and Rabiu Mohammed are the only players yet to report to camp.The Black Stars will hold their first training session on Tuesday evening.They will be training in Nairobi until Friday when they leave for Lilongwe where the match will be played.Ghana lead Malawi 2-0 going into the second leg of their final-round qualifier in Lilongwe on Saturday. The aggregate winners will play at next year’s finals in South Africa.