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Economic Employment and Opportunity

Corrie McKee
Employment Specialist
CMcKee@wr.org

Become an Employment Partner

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.

job applicant

"Over the past three years, I have hired 30+ refugees while working in manufacturing in the GSP area. Due to the highly competitive labor market here, it is necessary to find new ways to recruit employees. Partnering with World Relief has been one outlet for this. Their clients have shown to be a reliable, dedicated workforce. While it is sometimes necessary to make some extra efforts due to language barriers or other cultural differences, this effort is always given back twofold. I look forward to a long working relationship with the refugees who are currently employed with us and welcome the ones who will join us in the future."

-Kerri Dolan, HR Manager, Magna Fuel Systems

"World Relief has been a tremendous help to us in referring qualified candidates. We have found that they become the best employees with terrific work ethic, positive attitudes, and dependability. Our plant is experiencing the benefits of a culture where we can learn and grow with each other."

- T.H. Director of HR, Manufacturing Industry, Upstate SC

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