Refugees finding more jobs than before

A new report has found an increase in refugees finding jobs in Australia within the first six months.

The report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies was released on Thursday. As many as 2,400 refugees were tracked across the country, excluding the ACT, in the study, revealing that 23 percent had now found work, up from six percent in the first six months.

But researchers have expressed their concern over the finding that they had to accept jobs that were at least two levels down of what they were doing in their home countries.

“Australia.. had forced them to skid down the employment ladder into low-skill jobs,” one of the researchers said, urging the government to launch better-targeted programs so their skills can be used at their best.

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