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Caritas Sofia - Job Fair

Caritas Sofia - Job Fair

Language: Bulgarian

Country: Bulgaria

The ‘St Anna’ centre for integration of refugees and migrants managed by Caritas Sofia organizes an annual big job fair for migrants and refugees.

In 2018, eight employers and ninety job seekers took part in the event and the feedback from both sides was positive. So much so, that the first contracts were signed at the beginning of June 2018.

The need for organizing such events comes from the lack of information among employers about the potential and opportunities for hiring migrants and refugees and from the difficulties that the latter experience regarding the labour market integration in their new country. Some of the participants at the job fair went through an initial financial training where they learned about the benefits of working with an employment contract, what the average salaries in the different sectors of the economy are and how to conduct oneself at a job interview.

Caritas Sofia continues its mission to support asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection in their integration in Bulgaria, and finding a job is one of the most important aspects of this process.

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