Refugees and other immigrants bring incredible skills and experience with them to the United States from their home countries, and 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.
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.
"You feel like people love you. A lot of people are alone, and here [at World Relief], they feel they are important. This place gives confidence to people. Before I came here, I didn’t want to go outside and talk to people. After I studied here, I felt confident. I could go outside and do several things by myself."
- Daniel Diaz, WR Client
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