Beneficiaries of international protection and their reunited family members have free access to the labour market and can employ, self-employ or work without having to obtain a special working permit or to meet other requirements. Their access to the labour market is also not conditioned by a market labour test. There is no difference between refugees and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection.
The identification documents issued to beneficiaries of international protection contain a notification on the right to work, same as IDs for other aliens with this right, which helps prevent misunderstandings in practice.
Beneficiaries also enjoy equal treatment to nationals with regard to the “active employment policy” programmes and other rights as unemployed persons.
Beneficiaries can verify and prove their educational qualifications free of charge (see Access to Education).
The Employment Service of Slovenia set up two positions for employment counsellors working exclusively with beneficiaries of international protection – one in Ljubljana and one in Maribor. Their programme for on-the-job training has also been adjusted to beneficiaries, with longer duration and an appointed mentor. A dictionary of basic Slovenian required for work has also been prepared.
 Article 102 IPA and Article 6(2) Self-Employment and Work of Aliens Act, Official Gazette of RS, No. 47/2015 and subsequent amendments.