Are you a refugee or immigrant who does not know how to write a resume? Do you need help finding jobs, filling out a job application or preparing for a job interview?

Let our employment services program help you! We provide free comprehensive employment assistance with a focus on refugees and asylees who have been in the United States for five years or less.

Our services include:

  • Individualized employment and empowerment plans for each client
  • Resume and cover letter writing assistance
  • Help filling out paper and/or online job applications
  • Help preparing for interviews
  • Referrals to vocational training programs and assistance with applications
  • Assistance with post-hire paperwork
  • Ongoing case management for your non-employment needs both pre- and post-hire
  • Follow-up assistance post-hire to resolve any issues that arise

Our results:

  • In the past 10 months, we placed refugees who have resided in the U.S. for five years or less into at least 46 jobs!
  • In five years, we have created 644 resumes for refugees and immigrants!

Are you an employer who needs good, conscientious workers?

The Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee (CRIT) can help you find good employees without a placement fee!
We have unrestricted work-authorized refugees with experience in assembly line/production, warehouses, hospitality, quality control, and professional fields.


Why hire a refugee?

  • Refugees are permanently work-authorized: You don’t have to worry about tracking them down annually to ensure they are still work-authorized
  • You could qualify for tax incentives by hiring refugees: Since many refugees receive public assistance, your company could qualify for tax credits and training incentives when you hire them.
  • Our job placement services are FREE: Rather than spend money placing job advertisements, contact the Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee. Let us help you find qualified workers FREE OF CHARGE.
  • Refugees have passed numerous background checks during their resettlement: If employers hire refugees, they will not have to incur the significant cost of performing background checks because extensive background checks were done before they arrived in the U.S.
  • Refugees have higher job retention rates than other groups in entry level jobs: According to the National Immigration Forum, Dee Zee Manufacturing’s Human Resources Manager Cindee Moyer said “Before I hired refugees, I had a 60% turnover rate. Now I have a 20% [turnover]. I had a 6% absentee rate, now it’s down to .1%.”
  • Refugees receive free support from the Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee: CRIT provides post-placement support for our clients to help them retain their jobs. We assist with filling out paperwork, resolving any on the job issues, and accessing social services. We are always here to serve both the refugee employee and the companies they work for.
  • Refugees are motivated, hard workers: Because refugees lost their homes as well as their careers in their home countries, they want to regain what they have lost and achieve economic stability.
  • Refugees are flexible about what shift they work and what days they work: Many refugees will work second or third shift or weekends and holidays. Many of our refugee workers can work on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Independence Day.


Allow us to help you with your hiring needs. Call us at (615) 366-6868.


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