Initiatives by employers to promote employment and integration of immigrants

Initiatives by employers to promote employment and integration of immigrants

Issued on 01/12/1998

Summary

Lori Lindburg of MPG co-edited this publication for the Council of Europe

Description

This publication brings together information on relevant experiences from business as well as on community-related initiatives on the implementation of new pragmatic concepts for diversity in the labour force. It details obstacles to the immigrants' integration in the labour market and a certain number of recommendations on modalities to remedy the situation in practice.

The publication is available to order from the Council of Europe

This title is also available in French.

As a result of migration flows in recent decades, substantial populations of different origins have come to live permanently in most of the member states of the Council of Europe.  The growing unemployment rates in European societies has not facilitated immigrants’ access to the labour market.

It is of crucial importance to increase the number of initiatives taken with a view to counter-acting the over-representation of immigrants in unemployment statistics, even in relation to skilled workers and well-qualified women and men.

This publication, which is based on a conference organised by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, brings together information on relevant experiences from business as well as on community-related initiatives on the implementation of new pragmatic concepts for diversity in the labour force.  It details obstacles to the immigrants’ integration in the labour market and a certain number of recommendations on modalities to remedy the situation in practice.