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Why do people migrate? Mainly for a job and the hope of a better life for themselves and their children. But how do immigrants fare during a time of crisis?
Maintaining a high-quality workforce represents a key strategic goal for both employment and economic growth.
International migration flows are an extraordinary source of change, progress and integration. These flows have built our nations and they keep being essential for the functioning of our economies, both in sender and host countries, said OECD Secretary-General in Brussels.
International migration fell for the third consecutive year in 2010 but started picking up again in 2011, according to a new OECD report.
This publication reviews the labour market integration of immigrants and their children in three OECD countries (Austria, Norway and Switzerland) and provides country-specific recommendations. It also includes a summary chapter highlighting common challenges and policy responses. It is the third and last in a series which has covered eleven OECD countries.
'Jobs for Immigrants' Series
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Labour market integration of immigrants in Switzerland is generally successful: three quarters of immigrants in Switzerland are in employment – more than in any other OECD country. However, some groups are disadvantaged and at risk of being left behind, according to a new report.
Sweden’s 2008 reform of its labour migration policy, now one of the most open in the OECD, has helped businesses hire foreign workers quickly and cheaply, without hurting conditions for local workers, according to this report.
This publication provides an analysis of recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and two analytical chapters, covering migrant entrepreneurship and international migration to Israel.
International migration is at a turning point. As our countries try to foster a job rich recovery and build stronger, cleaner and fairer economies, we must analyse international migration through a new lens, one that considers the transformative changes that are affecting the world economy and their impact on cross-border movements of people.
A. Gurría said that attracting enough high-skilled candidates for some countries may require introducing elements of supply, as well as demand-driven migration in their immigration regimes.