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With a lot of help from my friends: How do migrants use social networks to access jobs?

Published 12 April 2013 / By Jackie Wabha

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Introduction

Understanding how individuals search and obtain jobs is important for both employers and policymakers. While job seekers typically use both formal and informal channels, the methods used appear to be relevant in whether or not they are successful in their job hunt. Focusing on immigrants in the UK, this briefing examines the extent to which individuals who rely on their social networks to look for jobs are able to secure employment.

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