Refugee Employment Services

Employment Services available at World Relief Minnesota

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participates in the following programs:


Refugee Employment Services (RES)

 WRM works to remove barriers to employment (language, skill level, etc.) by locating jobs for refugees, providing interview and career counseling, and providing job skill training. This program is a collaboration of two resettlement agencies funded by the Refugee Programs Office (RPO), [Minnesota Dept. of Human Services (DHS)]. WRM is the lead agency, and beginning October 1 2010 the consortium includes WRM and Lutheran Social Services.

The goal of World Relief Minnesota Employment Services is to assist refugees and asylees in finding full time, sustainable employment. Adult refugees and asylees qualify for our employment services for up to five years after their initial arrival. Distinctive features of our employment services include:

Personalized Job Search: Clients are assigned an employment counselor who helps them create a job search plan unique to their skills, experience and background. Clients continue to meet with their counselor on an on-going basis to search for positions, learn how to create resumes, fill out job applications, and find trainings that will place them in sustainable employment.

Job Development: World Relief Minnesota works to create long-term partnerships with local businesses in order to match them with eligible refugee clients at no cost to the employer or refugee.

Community Engagement: Local churches can play a vital part in helping refugees secure sustainable employment. World Relief Minnesota strives to connect refugees with local congregations that can help with employment mentoring, literacy training, and job development.

If you’re a potential employer, please follow this link to learn more about hiring refugees through World Relief Minnesota.

Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)

A public/private partnership that began in 2004, for which WRM administers the provision of cash assistance benefits to refugees. WRM serves 90 clients a year through this program. Funding comes from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), [Dept. of Health and Human Services] in the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC and is administered by the Minnesota DHS, Refugee Programs Office.
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