For a long time, migrants and refugees have had severe difficulties navigating the Swiss labour market, even though half of the newcomers have a university degree. Despite being highly qualified, migrants face regular rejections and long periods of unemployment, leading them to depression and social isolation.
To tackle this pressing issue, The Human Safety Net supports the employability programme Access Fast Track of its Swiss partner, Capacity. Access Fast Track is a labour market integration programme to support highly qualified refugees and migrants in achieving professional, social, and economic inclusion in Switzerland. With Access Fast Track, we are meeting the needs of the incoming Ukrainian population along with other groups of refugees and migrants in the country, thus alleviating their situation and mitigating the burden on the Swiss state.