About 10 percent out of 2.75 (data as of July 2016) million Syrians “under temporary protection” (SuTP) reside in camps, while the rest live outside camps, mostly in the urban areas of 10 provinces. Recognizing that SuTPs cannot only rely on social assistance and the importance of allowing formal labor market access to SuTPs, the Government of Turkey has allowed them to obtain work permits, with employers applying for employees’ permits in cities where SuTP are registered.
In response to needs of both Syrians “under temporary protection” (SuTP) and unemployed Turkish citizens, a new project implemented with funding from the European Union, will fund a pilot employment support program targeting these populations. After registration with the Turkish Employment Agency (ISKUR), the program will provide a sequence of employment support activities, starting with registration with ISKUR, a skills assessment and placement in on-the-job training (OJT), if possible.
In the framework of this project UDA Consulting will implement baseline and end-line surveys of jobseekers who register to participate with ISKUR. This baseline will be important for a study of the impact of the employment support program and its component parts on employment and other outcomes of program participants and their families. The survey will be conducted with jobseekers in their homes, with the aim of collecting information on socioeconomic status and work, migration and education histories from the jobseeker, and basic demographic, employment and education information on other co-residing household members and important family members.