The Embassy of Ireland supports employment of Roma
News28 May 2019
Slovakia faces both a labour shortage and high unemployment of Roma population. The Embassy joined forces with AmCham, Embassies of the US, Netherlands and Canada and several NGOs as they believe that the employment of socially excluded groups is an untapped potential for Slovakia’s growth.
Successful employers from the private sector and municipalities shared their stories and lessons learned. Some very useful and concrete examples of ways to integrate the Roma community into the workforce were mentioned including the positive spill over effect onto Roma children and their increased motivation for further education.