On May 30, 2018, the CCR organized an informative session regarding employment support and Romanian language course for asylum seekers living at the TAC in order to enable them with capacities to facilitate day-to-day challenges.

At the event participated representatives from UNHCR Moldova, the National Agency for Employment (NAE) and BMA to discuss the main issues faced by asylum seekers when applying for a job and communication barriers as all the vacancies require possession of Romanian, because this gap is an enormous barrier for daily work.

The most important point of the meeting was the ways in which NAE, supported by the CCR employment counsellor, could help refugees and beneficiaries of humanitarian protection in job engagement. The asylum seekers found out all the contacts of the agency all over Moldova and the 2 methods of employment: the direct method – that is when the persons speak Romanian and, perhaps, through Internet access could find some vacancies at the agency`s computers, and the second is to call the workers of the NAE for searching an appropriate job for the applicant.

On the second hand, there was discussed about lessons of Romanian language that will start next week at TAC by one of the CCR`s volunteers, because it is absolutely necessary for the integration in the society.

Mrs. Svetlana Jioara, representative of UNHCR Moldova, mentioned that the financial aid from the organization will depend on whether the beneficiaries will be active in the job searching and will attend the Romanian lessons.

CCR will continue to provide assistance and referral information to asylum seekers and refugees to ensure a good quality process of employment to promote inclusiveness and solidarity.

Șabnam-Cristina Paknehad