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Access to the labour market

Gaining access to the labour market is not always easy for immigrants. There are not enough jobs in every area of work, and job-seekers frequently have to have specific qualifications to take up a job.

Recognition of the qualifications that you have obtained abroad, or having these qualifications assessed, is therefore particularly important when it comes to finding a job. You will find information on the recognition of foreign vocational qualifications on the following pages.

The successful integration of immigrants into the labour market also relies on the intercultural openness of companies and businesses. A range of activities is in place with the aim of bringing companies and businesses, but also the public administration, into line with the requirements of our ethnically-diverse society and making them attractive places to work for everyone regardless of origin, language or culture.

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You can obtain further information in your area from:

  • the Migration Advisory Service for Adult Immigrants and the Youth Advisory Service
  • the Employment Agency
Date 17 December 2015

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There have been several occasions very recently in which people have pretended to be employees of the Federal Office and asked for an interview at which they questioned asylum applicants intensively. This took place in some cases on the pretext that a second hearing was allegedly needed. Important: The Federal Office does not conduct home visits! These individuals do not work for the Federal Office. The Federal Office has therefore filed criminal charges. If something similar happens to you, or if you observe anything of this nature as a carer, please report this to your local police station.

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