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Award-winning: our new job portal for refugees

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careers4refugees, our new job portal for refugees, has only just been launched and has already received an award – the Special Award from Queb. The Employer Branding Network has praised the platform for providing "quick and unbureaucratic support" to help refugees find their feet in the jobs market.

"With our new job portal, it will be much easier for companies to reach refugees in future", says Marc-Stefan Brodbeck, Head of Recruiting & Talent Acquisition. This benefits employers and refugees alike, as many refugees are well trained and have a wealth of know-how to offer. At the same time, we are also making it easier for refugees to integrate in the jobs market. Refugees seeking work can search for job opportunities close to them in a single portal.

During the presentation of the Queb Special Award, a prize awarded every year to acknowledge outstanding activities relating to employer branding, personnel marketing and recruiting, Telekom was praised for its efforts to promote and push forward the topic of diversity through targeted cooperation both inside and outside the company.

Diversity is important at Telekom, as Brodbeck explains: "Diversity is an important source for our business success and a driving force for innovation".

Promoting integration

For careers4refugees, Telekom has joined forces with the experts from Jobware and Jobstairs. Large and small companies can post their job opportunities free of charge on the new portal – internships, apprenticeships, part time and full time jobs. Main advantage: Companies can post their job opportunities easily and in their own corporate design, as the job portal can be connected to the company's own recruiting systems. This makes the process of posting jobs much easier. Particularly important for the target group: careers4refugees also works on mobile devices. In addition to Telekom, companies like Accenture, Microsoft, Munich Re and Goodgame Studios have already posted job opportunities.

Applicant training courses for refugees

With careers4refugees, we are increasing transparency in the jobs market. But we also want to help refugees with the application process. Brodbeck: "The first step towards integration in the jobs market is to look for and apply for jobs. It's difficult to find your way in the market – not just for newcomers. And with a job, newcomers settle in more quickly." Because Brodbeck and his team see integration as a joint task, recruiting colleagues have now developed a "Train the Trainer" concept in cooperation with the Haufe Akademie. They train colleagues or volunteers from refugee initiatives on a voluntary basis. These people then pass on their knowledge to the refugees in applicant training courses.

Would you like to see the "Train the Trainer" training documents? Click here.

Deutsche Telekom believes in integration, therefore we have initiated a number of further assistance programs providing support for refugees.

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