The Supported Employment Services for Migrants project is part-financed under the ‘Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF): 2014 – 2020.’ The project offers job search assistance and training to migrants who may encounter several difficulties when trying to join the labour market by offering the below services:
- Guidance services for persons in the migrant community: employment guidance, basic training and additional support to migrant persons, including interpreters and cultural mediators.
- Job brokerage: an office dedicated specifically to facilitating the ad hoc, short-term placement of migrants on work exposure.
- Training courses: tailored courses to assist migrant persons entering gainful employment and achieve eventual integration in the Maltese society.
- Work Exposure Scheme: to facilitate the transition in employment by providing hands-on training and help them obtain the necessary skills and competences to find and retain employment. Eligibility for this project:
- Asylum Seekers
- Holders of Subsidiary Protection
- Holders of Temporary Humanitarian Protection
- Holders of Specific Residency Authorisation
Migrants can also benefit from other Jobsplus services such as:
- Mainstream, free-of-charge training courses in various areas to further enhance the employability skills of migrants.
- Trade testing to assess individuals who have acquired knowledge, skills and competence but do not possess a formal qualification
- Access to Employment (A2E): an employment aid to enterprises in Malta and Gozo to promote the recruitment of the more challenged amongst jobseekers and inactive persons.
Persons with Subsidiary Protection/Temporary Humanitarian Protection Status, holders of a Specific Residence Authorisation and Refugee Status are granted an employment licence in their own name by Jobsplus.