Welcome to the Refugee Employment Network website, which has been put together by Zeinab Aboutak, REN’s first national co-ordinator. Please contact Zeinab with information and updates about your activities as we want to highlight the fantastic work our members are doing in very challenging times. However, we also need to highlight the very real barriers refugees are facing in finding work today.

Now more than ever we need to make sure that the support needed for refugee employment is amplified.

We are asking the Government that refugee access is included in job creation schemes to re build the economy.

Any job creation scheme needs to include those who face discrimination and disadvantage in employment.

Janice Lopatkin (Chair, REN)
Janice Lopatkin (Chair, REN)

From our recent survey over 90% of support organisations need access to job opportunities and that is what REN will focus on in the next six months -  we will put you in touch with employers and work in partnership with the DWP to ensure our participants are getting the correct information and access to training and jobs.

If you have not already done so please sign up as members. We want work together to ensure that refugee employment is part of the recovery.

Thank you for your support.


Janice Lopatkin MBE
Chair, Refugee Employment Network

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