UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency in Greece, and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) have launched a first-of-its kind online platform (adamajobcenter.crs.org) connecting refugees looking for a job in Greece with prospective employers country-wide. Developed in response to needs expressed by refugees and asylum-seekers themselves, as well as to the growing needs in some sectors in the Greek labour market, this new job-matching platform intends to provide a user-friendly online tool enabling employers to identify suitable candidates for vacant positions and job-seekers to search and apply for those vacancies.
The initiative comes to support the work of Adama Centre in Athens, which provides in person and remote employability and social services to asylum-seekers and refugees in Greece. Adama Centre was established in late 2021 by CRS and Caritas Hellas, in partnership with UNHCR. The platform also includes a section with available trainings or workshops, with a view to centralize this kind of information and encourage private sector businesses and other agencies to offer tailor-made training opportunities to refugees to allow them enter the Greek labour market more equipped. The platform will be gradually populated with job openings, candidate profiles and training programmes.