Information for employers

The guys you chose for us were fantastic, very polite, enthusiastic and hard working. They would certainly be welcome to work with us again in the future, and if I may add, would be a real asset to Australia if allowed to stay. 
Simon Purser, farmer and pine nuts grower

Welcome to the employers’ information pages.

This site provides information for employers about the many benefits of employing workers who are asylum seekers.

Contrary to what may be the perception, employing asylum seekers is a low-risk proposition, as the people we refer are highly motivated, skilled and prepared. Our services provide pre-employment training, screening, referrals and post-placement support. After we place one worker, many employers come back to us for further referrals!

In this section you will find information about the work rights of asylum seekers, their skills and professional experience and additional information on the ASRC Recruitment Services who can provide staff and support.

See media coverage of satisfied employers and the ASRC Recruitment Services:

Asylum seekers fill jobs Australians refuse to do (SBS news, 28th August 2014)

New workers are blooming – Dandenong ASRC (2014)

No bridging visa, no job: Life’s tough for Greater Dandenong asylum seekers and the welfare groups that support them (2014)

Asylum seekers making their mark in Dandenong (2013)

ASRC Dandenong office refuge for job hunt (2013)

Interview with ASRC Empowerment Pillar Director Gavin Ackerly – The Age