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‘Give them a chance’: employing refugees not as complicated as many think

New guide outlines the benefits of hiring a refugee, including documented high loyalty and lower turnover rates

  • Helen Davidson
  • The Guardian

Armed with two masters degrees and substantial work experience, Sarah* didn’t expect it would be so difficult to find work in Australia.

Forced to abandon a PhD when she fled her home country, Sarah arrived in Australia hoping to find similar work to the senior project officer role she’d left.

But she got few interviews, apart from an experience which saw her let go after an unpaid “trial period”, even when she started applying for work she was vastly overqualified for.

“I didn’t know…

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