Employment Services

Programs empower new neighbors toward economic independence and self-sufficiency through preparing for initial employment and on-going employment case management for up to five years.
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New refugee and immigrant neighbors have a wide spectrum of work experiences and skill sets. Our employment team works hard to help each of our clients reach their employment goals, whether that means a job that can take care of their families or a job in their preferred career field.

The Employment Program provides assistance to:

  • Refugees
  • Afghans with Humanitarian Parole
  • Ukrainians with Humanitarian Parole
  • Cuban/Haitian Entrants
  • Asylees
  • Victims of Trafficking

Employment Specialists: A skilled Employment Specialist is partnered with each client to provide intensive support through the job search, hiring, and retention process. The Employment Specialist will work with clients to remove barriers to employment and secure successful job placements with the goal of self-sufficiency for each individual or family. This can include initial employment assistance, job counseling and placement, and employment-related translation & interpretation services.

Vocational and ESL Instructor: The Vocational and ESL Instructor provides English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to assist newly arriving, employable refugees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, Afghan and Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees and other populations served under the Refugee Social Services and other CWS employment programs as part of employment support activities. Class instruction targets English language acquisition and promotes job readiness.

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