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‘Everyone is talented’: Why Ikea wants more businesses to hire refugees

Ikea has hired nearly 600 refugees through its Skills for Employment program. Image: Supplied
Language barriers, lack of support and stereotypes are just some of the challenges refugees face when trying to find work in a new country. That’s why Ikea launched the Skills for Employment program, which not only teaches participants new skills, but also provides them with a reference for future employment.  So far, nearly 600 refugees have taken part in the program in Ikea stores across 20 countries. The retailer is targeting 2500 refugees by the end of 2022. Off the back of World Refu