SER advisory report

SER advises: create more employment opportunities for newcomers

The Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER) argues that refugees who hold a residence permit (known as ‘status holders’) should receive more effective support in their search for work.

The successful integration of these newcomers requires a customised approach and a comprehensive regional infrastructure that municipal authorities, employers and employees can fall back on. Changes in legislation, policy and practices will be needed to achieve these objectives. In view of the precarious position of these refugees in society, the Council considers that a decisive approach is needed.