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Refugee Employment Services

Creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce
Creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce

Education & Career Services for Refugees

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is a trusted organization in this community that is committed to helping resettled individuals rebuild their lives. Our Refugee Employment Program helps connect our new neighbors to resources that remove barriers to employment and provides them with the skills they need to attain economic self-sufficiency. 

Refugees are permitted into the country by the U.S. government and are fully authorized for work in the U.S., typically upon arrival, if not shortly after. Refugees possess a wide variety of professional, technical and labor skills. Most of all, they are eager to work. They want to regain financial stability for their families and give back to their new community.

Are you or your business interested in supporting the Refugee Employment Services program? Contact us!

Services Available to Refugees

  • Resume development and interview preparation and guidance
  • Access to employer/employee connections
  • Job readiness and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses
  • Translation and interpretation services
  • Transportation to job interviews and training
  • Job search and employment coaching
Eligibility Requirements
All refugees must complete and pass a very rigorous application and interview process before they are invited to resettle in the United States. Catholic Charities only resettles refugees with a cleared background check performed by The Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Why Employers Work With Us

Catholic Charities has partnered with over 100 businesses in the Kansas City metro and surrounding areas over the last decade. Employers who hire refugees may qualify for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) for new hires who receive public assistance. Other benefits of partnering with us include:

  • Increased workplace diversity
  • Pre-screened applicant referrals with skills matched to job openings
  • Assistance with onboarding processes and paperwork
  • Access to interpretation services during job training and orientation
  • Post-employment follow-up support and mediation, as needed

Communities We Work With

In addition to serving refugees, our Refugee Workforce program works with asylees, humanitarian parolees, Amerasians, Cuban/Haitian entrants, SIVs (Special Immigrant Visa Holders) and victims of human trafficking from various locations world-wide.

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