Department of Health and Human Services and the Banyule City Council

Improving employment for Somali Australians

The $60,000 project was led by La Trobe and included A/Prof Andrew Harvey, Giovanna Szalkowicz and Michael Luckman. Conducted in collaboration with Himilo Community Connect, this project analysed facilitators and barriers to the employment of Somali Australians. This project developed an evidence base on the personal and structural factors influencing employment outcomes of Somali Australians. Interviews were conducted with university students and graduates from the Somali Australian community, as well as community members considered leaders in the Somali Australian community, staff of community and non-government organisations, and business owners.

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