Employers around the world are facing challenges meeting their hiring needs. At the same time, talented refugees face employment barriers that prevent them from working and rebuilding their lives. Talent Beyond Boundaries connects employers with qualified employees while simultaneously helping to solve the global refugee crisis.
Since the beginning of its pilot program in 2016, TBB has found jobs in WA, Victoria and New South Wales for four men and one woman. They have been employed in a variety of roles: butcher, software engineer, management consultant and executive assistant.
Now that TBB’s pilot program has proven its hiring model is sustainable, the organisation is hoping to increase its capability to connect refugees to employers.
Refugee Week aims to raise awareness of the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions they make to Australian society.
According to UNHCR, there are 25.4 million refugees worldwide and over half of them are children. Since 1947 more than 900,000 people have settled in Australia. This history has made Australia the diverse country it is today.
In 2015-16, Australia accepted 17,555 refugees (according to Settlement Services International). Less than 0.5% of the world’s refugees are resettled each year and Australia can play a larger role.
Minderoo Foundation applauds TBB and its work to support refugees to find fulfilling lives here in Australia. If you’re an employer interested in learning more about TBB and how you can get involved, register here.