Employment Services

As soon as refugees arrive in the United States their goal is self-sufficiency through employment. In addition to serving refugees resettled by our Reception and Placement Program we are also able to assist 2nd migrants, asylees, entrants and victims of human trafficking with appropriate documentation.

Despite the fact a number of refugees, in their native countries, were occupational professionals such as surgeons, engineers and professors, they typically begin employment in the United States in entry-level positions in the production and service industries. Traditionally, the majority of refugees we serve are self-sufficient 120 days after arrival and, ten years after arrival, refugees have usually achieved an economic level comparable to that of natural-born Americans.

Ten Reasons to Hire Refugees Today

1. Legally authorized to work in the U.S.
2. Eager to work
3. Dependable
4. Positive attitude
5. Strong work ethic
6. Quick learners
7. Solid skills and work history
8. Adaptable
9. Loyal
10. Better retention rates

Employer Support

In addition to hiring motivated employees, each refugee is supported by the Catholic Charities of Tennessee Refugee Services employment team that can offer additional services to your business. Some of the FREE services available to your company include:

-Pre-screening and assessment
-Consistent source of reliable workers
-Job readiness training
-On-the-job counseling
-Mediation and retention support
-Bilingual coaches
-Administrative support with employee paperwork

How to Hire a Refugee

To hire a refugee, contact our Employment Program Coordinator, Danielle Hein at

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