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Employment & Economic Opportunity

Tori Queen

Employment Services Program Specialist

Refugees and other immigrants bring incredible skills and experience with them to the United States from their home countries, and they are often eager to find a job to support their families as soon as they arrive. Finding employment in the United States, however, can be an overwhelming challenge and an uphill battle for many.

Unfortunately, immigrants often face challenges adapting their skills to the US workforce and the barriers to entry can be significant - whether due to language, education or cultural obstacles.

But we want to change that.

Employment Partners

Today, World Relief helps prepare thousands of immigrants for work in their communities through job placement, workplace education and training, financial literacy training, economic empowerment and resiliency, and ongoing career counseling.

We also partner with a vast network of employers who value the experiences of immigrants. If you are an employer interested in hiring our clients, you can learn more here.

Did you know?

Clients who seek a job through World Relief, on average, earn a wage 184% above the Federal minimum wage, and those who engage in our Career Pathways activities see a 33% increase in wage by the end of the program.

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"World Relief welcomed my sons and me here in Texas. They have helped us settle into our home and helped find me a job to support my family. Earlier this year, they helped my wife and daughters join us. We are grateful that they're working and providing more services to my family and me."

- Abdul, WR Client

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