One of the most difficult challenges newly arrived refugee families face is securing gainful employment. Often times they arrive with limited language abilities and without a clear understanding of the U.S. job market.
Our dedicated employment specialists are available to assist refugees with securing employment opportunities. Our services include assistance in constructing individualized employment plans, resume and cover letter writing assistance, completing paper and online job applications, interview preparation, referrals to vocational training programs, assistance with post-hire paperwork, and post-hire assistance to resolve any issues that may arise.
Refugees are legally authorized to work in the US and have social security and I-94 cards. Employers who hire our refugee clients report a high level of satisfaction, often citing excellent attendance, willingness to work overtime, and a high retention rate.
Though some of our clients are highly skilled, the majority of our placements are in entry-level positions, such as hospitality, production line, and warehousing.
Our employment services are funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
If you or your organization are interested in learning more about hiring our clients, please contact Marie Bush, Integration Programs Director, at 615-366-6868 ext 1# or by email at [email protected].