Refugees get off to a flying start with Job-Turbo

General information

Helping refugees find work and supporting their effective integration into education and work. Germany urgently needs more (skilled) workers. A large number of refugees living here have completed their integration course, have basic German skills and are ready for a new start in the German job market Now everyone is called upon to ensure that people find work quickly and integrate successfully.

The federal government will step up its efforts to integrate refugees into work quickly and effectively. Because work and integration are mutually dependent.

Large numbers have completed an integration course

The integration course system was expanded enormously in a short space of time: In 2022 over 340,000 people started an integration course, and this figure is set to rise again in 2023. 200,000 Ukrainians alone have recently completed the integration course or will do so in the next few months. This means that many refugees who have completed an integration course and have a basic knowledge of German will soon be available to work in Germany.

1.7 million vacancies

Many sectors in Germany are in urgent need of (skilled) workers. There were around 1.7 million vacancies in the third quarter of 2023. There has been a shortage of skilled workers in many fields, such as the care and trade sectors, for years.

Work accelerates integration

Integration and work go hand in hand. People who have a job and regularly talk to their co-workers are generally better able to improve their language skills and make social connections at work and elsewhere. The vast majority of the people who come to us from Ukraine are well educated and have what it takes to enter the German job market in the long term. These skills need to be harnessed. Companies are to be encouraged to employ more refugees who don’t yet speak good German and to develop their skills in the company.

Modern job market integration

Seeking advice and using the employment service to make plans. With a focus on sustainable job market integration, job seekers can find numerous effective forms of support in the Job Centres and Federal Employment Agencies to help them secure high-quality, long-term employment.

Three integration phases

Integration typically happens in three phases

Phase 1: Orientation and language acquisition Phase 2: Work and qualification Phase 3: Consolidating and developing