Recent Arrivals in Austria: New refugees from Syria and other third countries on the Austrian labour market
The majority of newly registered persons entitled to asylum and subsidiary protection (KON/SUB) at AMS Vienna come from Syria. Due to increasing numbers of asylum applications from summer 2022, this group accounts for more than 20% of all unemployed clients or clients in training. Due to their origin, they have a high probability of staying, while later refugee cohorts usually have lower levels of education, poorer health outcomes and a lower socio-economic background. This can make sustainable labour market integration more difficult and require additional support services, for example in the areas of health and literacy. Against this backdrop, a mixed-method survey is used to identify factors and barriers to long-term labour market integration, such as conditions of flight, extended interim stays and low levels of education, as well as de-skilling, precarious employment and experiences of discrimination.
Funding: Arbeitsmarktservice (AMS) Wien
Duration: Februar 2024 – November 2024
Projejt lead oiip: Judith Kohlenberger
Collaborator oiip: Sophie Reichelt
Cooperation partner: Isabella Buber-Ennser und Bernhard Rengs, Vienna Institute of Demography, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften