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Hire a Refugee

Refugee workers improve your bottom line.  Strengthened by adversity, they make capable, resilient, and loyal employees.  USCRI NC’s Job Developers offer comprehensive employment placement services that ensure employer satisfaction and high employee retention rates.  Best of all, services are FREE to both refugees and employers.
USCRI NC offers employers extensive staffing, training, and retention services!

Our Job Developers:

  • Pre-screen applicants to find the most qualified workers
  • Match employers with dependable employees 
  • Increase productivity by reducing staff turnover 
  • Provide free interpretation for job training and follow-up
  • Manage external factors so that employees can focus on work at work 
  • Ensure that refugees have access to English classes
  • Facilitate communication between the employee and employer
  • Follow up—we won’t disappear after the placement is made

Why Hire Refugees?

  • Skills
  • Strong work ethic, high retention rates
  • Built-in retention support
  • Positive economic and community impact
  • Tax incentives

Skills: Refugees showcase a variety of employable skills.  The Triangle Area’s refugee community is composed of doctors, nurses, small business owners, farmers, construction workers, graphic designers, tailors, and more.  Most refugees speak several languages. Some refugees hold Master's Degrees; others are expert farmers or gifted artisans.  If you're looking for a skilled employee, we can match you with a qualified refugee.

Strong Work Ethic, High Retention Rates: Refugees who come to the United States want to regain self-sufficiency and economic stability for their families.  Strengthened by their experiences, they make capable, resilient, and loyal employees.

Built-in Retention Support:  USCRI NC manages external factors so that employees can focus on work at work.  Our staff provides holistic services to refugees so that child care, transportation, and other peripheral factors are resolved before the job begins.

Positive Economic and Community Impact: Refugees are new Americans; they contribute to the economy by spending locally, living locally, and paying taxes.  Hiring refugees promotes self-sufficiency, strengthening our families and community.  They are hard-working, loyal employees who will improve your bottom line, while improving their own lives.

Tax Incentives: Some businesses qualify for tax incentives when they hire resettled refugees.  For more information, visit the Department of Labor website or contact the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina, Applicant Services Unit at (919) 733-4896.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are refugees work authorized?
Absolutely!  Refugees are authorized to work in the United States by the Department of Homeland Security and their work authorization does not expire.  Resettled refugees are eligible to become citizens of the United States after five years. 

Do refugees speak English?
Some refugees are fluent in English.  Others attend daily English classes.  If you hire an English language learner, USCRI NC will coordinate free interpretation for on-the-job training and follow up.  USCRI NC’s Job Developers will arrange the interpretation and show you how to maximize this valuable service.  In addition, USCRI NC ensures that refugees have access to English classes, which are flexible according to students’ work schedules.

What is a refugee?
A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence.  The U.S. Government and partner agencies like USCRI NC and our parent organization, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, resettle refugees in cities all over the country with the goals of self-sufficiency and personal stability.

Many refugees have high levels of education and are multi-lingual. All refugees have valuable skills that they bring to the workplace.  North Carolina’s refugee community is composed of doctors, nurses, small business owners, farmers, construction workers, graphic designers, tailors, and more.


Are you interested in hiring a refugee?  Want to learn more?  Contact USCRI NC’s Job Developers:

Saida Mohamed
(919) 334-0072, ext. 4008

Nicole Redford 
(919) 334-0072, ext. 4006

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