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‘I felt so supported’: How Ikea is evolving its refugee program

Retail’s labour shortage is causing big problems for the industry in the run up to Christmas as customer demand soars and businesses struggle to fill positions. But a University of Sydney professor believes a simple solution lies in better integration of refugees into the workforce.  “In many industries, Australia is in the middle of a labour shortage. At the same time, throughout the pandemic, many refugees have been urgently searching for work but coming up short,” associate profess