Barriers to the Labour Market for Refugees and Persons with leave to remain in Limerick (2008)

In Ireland, in addition to the removal of structural barriers that prevent people from taking up employment, services and initiatives to facilitate participation in the labour market should focus on the specific challenges for this cohort of people whose needs and requirements differ from those of the indigenous community. In relation to interaction between statutory agencies and the target group, this study shows that a need exists in Limerick for more training directed at front-line staffs that deals on a daily basis with the target group so that common points of conflict can be avoided.

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