Many refugees have work permits but no jobs – though work helps integrating. A lot of companies have jobs but no applicants – though they desperately need more employees. In Berlin the project Work for Refugees connects employers with their future employees. This service free of charge has been initiated in October 2015 by the "Paritätische" welfare association of Berlin and the charity Stiftung Zukunft Berlin.
On their multilingual website work-for-refugees.de, refugees with a work permit can register easily with a profile and employers can post job opportunities. Work for Refugees screens the applicants' profile and checks their language skills and expert knowledge. As they see fit they connect them with a company, that has matching job opportunities. Additionally, Work for Refugees identifies a company’s needs and seeks to follow-up with issues in individual application procedures.
Compared to job platforms for refugees such as Workeer, where applicants and employers have to find their match on their own, Work for Refugees is not just a digital market place but connects matching applicants and employers actively, which helps employees to find the right workers and refugees to find the right place for easier integration.