Get to know businesses online and find a job: the second Job Turbo Action Days for refugees

From 27th May to 29th May, the BA is organising its Digital Action Days for the second time as part of its Job Turbo initiative, with the goal of bringing job-seeking refugees and businesses together. Refugees can meet with different employers online and learn about opportunities for entry-level, internship and qualification roles in person in just one hour.

22 May 2024 | Press release no.21

Over the course of three days, businesses currently recruiting staff throughout Germany will provide an initial insight into how to get started at their company, their available job vacancies and the training opportunities they are offering in one-hour slots. In addition to further information about the businesses, employees with a migrant background can discuss their personal experiences. The German Chamber of Industry and Commerce will also provide information on the opportunities for gaining initial qualifications, and the Tech in the City e.V. foundation will provide information on entry-level opportunities in the IT industry. The offering is primarily aimed at refugees who have some knowledge of German and are now looking to enter the labour market.

After the positive experience of the first Digital Action Days at the end of January which were also aimed at refugees, the successful format is being continued.

Daniel Terzenbach, Chair of the Regions at the BA: “The online services on offer provide excellent opportunities to quickly and easily get in touch with businesses that currently have job vacancies for refugees throughout Germany and to get to know them better. We reached thousands of people with our first Digital Action Days at the beginning of the year. Digital services play an important role for refugees in almost every area of life. Refugees stay in contact with their families, friends and acquaintances back home online and also use digital channels to find information, offers and advice. Therefore, what could be more obvious than to make use of these channels for contacting businesses and looking for a job?”
“With our Digital Action Days, we want to bring refugees and businesses together online as part of the Job Turbo initiative. I am confident that a large number refugees will have the confidence to apply for jobs at the businesses afterwards, even if their German language skills aren’t so great.”

With the Job Turbo initiative, the German federal government wants to get refugees into work even faster. Refugees who have completed an integration course should gain work experience as quickly as possible and gain further qualifications at the same time as their sustainable integration. Right now, Ukrainians form the largest group of refugees: In April, approximately 119,000 employable persons of Ukrainian nationality who are currently registered at the federal employment agencies and Jobcenters are attending an integration course, 85,000 of whom are expected to complete their course by the end of October. Presently, some 176,000 Ukrainian citizens are in employment subject to social security contributions and 45,000 have secured casual employment in a “mini job”.

Information on the Digital Action Days, the participating businesses and the dates and times is available here: (in German).

Participants do not have to register or sign up to take part.