Report says the most important impediment in hiring refugees is discovering certified folks
Refugee employment among the many London enterprise group remained “very low”, a survey discovered, calling for concrete steps to rent extra displaced folks.
A report, collectively revealed by the London Chamber of Commerce and Trade (LCCI) and the Refugee Funding Community on Wednesday (24), revealed that solely three per cent of companies within the British capital employed refugees of their organisations.
This determine, nevertheless, rose to 14 per cent for small and medium enterprises and 27 per cent for big companies.
Lower than a 3rd (31 per cent) of companies surveyed stated they might rent a refugee sooner or later whereas 41 per cent stated it was unlikely.
However optimism got here from giant companies, 77 per cent of which stated it was probably they might rent refugees sooner or later, in comparison with simply 32 per cent of micro companies.
Arts, recreation, leisure, data and communication and public sector industries reported the very best charge of refugee employment at six per cent.
In distinction, skilled, scientific, and technical industries reported the bottom refugee employment charge at one per cent.
Though refugees have the authorized proper to work within the UK, they typically battle with native skilled networks, language expertise, certifications and integration help to grasp their full potential within the job market, the survey discovered.
A couple of fifth (21 per cent) of London companies surveyed stated the most important impediment in hiring refugees was discovering certified folks. The second most typical barrier cited by 20 per cent of companies surveyed was the absence of data related to the recruitment of refugees.
The LCCI stated displaced folks “can show to be nice property” for London’s financial system whose success is pushed by its “openness and variety”.
Its chief govt officer Richard Burge stated, refugee employment supplied “magnificent alternatives for London to spice up its standing as an ideal, international metropolis with equal alternatives for all”.
Tim Docking, the CEO of the Community, which is selling refugee self-reliance, stated higher connections with refugee communities may enhance the hiring of refugees.