Good Work Ethic Refugees are survivors of great adversity, having lost their homes, personal property and careers. Their need to regain self-sufficiency, their interest in acquiring new skills and their desire to attain economic stability for their families make them excellent prospects for hire at all levels.
Loyal, Skilled, & Productive Refugees bring personal initiative, skills and a strong work ethic to the workplace. They are dependable because they want long-term employment. All are pre-drug tested, punctual, reliable and honest, trustworthy, quick learners and very positive.
Availability & Retention Refugees are fully authorized to begin working immediately in the United States by the US Justice Department. Refugees are often willing to take entry level positions in order to enter the work force quickly to gain financial independence and stability.
Good for business, economy and community Refugee workers bring diversity to the workplace. Their job retention rates are high. In addition, employer tax credits and training incentives are available in many cases. Most refugees are able to begin paying taxes within their first year in the US. Hiring a refugee not only helps your business but also demonstrates your commitment to building self-sufficiency, strengthening families and promoting active participation of new arrivals to your community.
Support Services are Available for Employers Federally-funded employment services for refugees provide pre-screening, work orientation, job coaching, vocational English language instruction and other services which facilitate entry into the workforce and promote on-going skills acquisition and good job retention. In addition, guidance in meeting federal employment verification (I-9) requirements is available to make the hiring process as easy as possible.