EWSI Integration Dossier, 2013

The Role of Employers in Immigrant Integration

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EWSI Integration Dossier (2013)

This Dossier uses the content on the European Web Site on Integration to identify trends on what employers do to facilitate the integration of immigrants and how they do it, first with actions inside the workplace on recruitment and training, and then outside the workplace with corporate social responsibility schemes such as mentoring projects. For the most part, working age immigrants who are employed work for a private sector company or a public sector institution: they are waged workers as opposed to self-employed entrepreneurs. Immigrants form a growing part of public and private sector workforces, up into the highest management levels. Employers have therefore a tremendous impact on the integration journey of immigrants.