Stay welcome

StayWelcome


Building networks. Shaping integration. Creating opportunities.
About us
StayWelcome was founded in autumn 2015 by an IT consulting company in Munich. The motivation was to use the internal knowledge and network to help refugees drive their integration into society.

We bring together refugees and their talents and knowledge with employers and the needs of their companies. Our services are completely free of charge.

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For refugees
Are you a refugee looking for a job?

  • we identify your skills, experiences and interests
  • we help you create your application documents
  • we consult you regarding your way into employment
  • we assist you during the entire job application process
  • we offer workshops on different aspects regarding integration
  • we connect you to a mentor who supports you individually

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For refugees
Are you a refugee looking for a job?

  • we identify your skills, experiences and interests
  • we help you create your application documents
  • we consult you regarding your way into employment
  • we assist you during the entire job application process
  • we offer workshops on different aspects regarding integration
  • we connect you to a mentor who supports you individually

Contact us
For employers
Do you own or manage a company and would like to help refugees or offer jobs?

  • we offer consulting regarding the employment of asylum seekers and acknowledged refugees
  • we introduce you to applicants
  • we assist you during the entire bureaucratic process
  • we offer a mentoring program for your new hires

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Voluntary engagement
Do you want to volunteer or assist our organization? Are you part of a helpers' circle?

  • we are your contact when you work in a refugee camp and want to support the integration in the job market
  • we are networkers for your contacts to companies or other initiatives

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Voluntary engagement
Do you want to volunteer or assist our organization? Are you part of a helpers' circle?

  • we are your contact when you work in a refugee camp and want to support the integration in the job market
  • we are networkers for your contacts to companies or other initiatives

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Support us
You like our initiative and are looking for a way to help?

  • we offer consultation on how you or your company's effort can best benefit our goals and values
  • we establish a partnership to organize workshops with refugees
  • we develop unique sponsoring possibilities

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Our story
When in the late summer of 2015 hundreds of citizens of Munich welcomed the refugees arriving by train, also some of the employees of the IT and management consulting agency Netlight Consulting started to get in touch with their new neighbours. In the beginning, it was all about playing soccer together or planning little trips to the Isar or the Olympiapark with them. Within these events, it quickly became apparent that the biggest help for them would be, along with extending their German language skills, to help them find work. Right from the start, there was the desire to support the refugees to integrate them into society sustainably, Netlight initiated "StayWelcome" (first: "jobs4refugees.org"), and hired working students who dedicated their entire attention to the labor market integration of refugees from Munich and surroundings. Besides the financial support in the form of the student positions, Netlight also provides office facilities and work equipment and supports the team at all times with their experienced consultants without intending any commercial purposes. Interested individuals or companies are invited to follow this model and to join StayWelcome e.V.

Our achievements

A key element of our success consists in the fact that we consider ourselves as partners at eye level with the refugees. We work together with them on their successes instead of providing services for them. We get to know them, analyze their skills and qualifications and discuss with them their interests and possibilities. Meanwhile, employers are being contacted, informed in detail and, in case they are interested, and there is a matching candidate, we bring them in touch. Both employer and candidate are fully supported and accompanied during the selection process, the job interview, the application for a working permit up to the beginning of employment and further supervision of the working relationship. Thanks to our very pragmatic and flexible approach, we have been able to help a lot of refugees find jobs or educational measures.

Our goals

With our initiative, we want to send a positive signal to motivate other companies to do the same. The goal of "StayWelcome" is to establish a network of businesses and helpers for increasing the impact of the support we are giving.

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