Employment & Economic Well-Being
Refugees possess diverse skills and valuable experiences that contribute to our workplaces. But they step off the plane at PTI Airport with limited financial resources and little to no connections. They need support orienting to the U.S. workforce, finding a job that covers basic family needs, and getting back into former career fields.
Our Employments Specialists work with former refugees for up to five years after they arrive in the U.S. to support their career goals and family's financial well-being.
| Employment Stats
Percentage of newly-arrived employable adults who secured work within 180 days of arriving in the U.S. this year
Total Job Placements since 2009
Average Starting Wage This Year
In late 2020, CWS Greensboro was 1 of 8 national grantees of the Community Sponsorship Catalyst Fund to launch our new pilot program: Communities Acting for Refugee Empowerment (CARE). The CARE program couples financial stipends and volunteer mentorship to help former refugees get back into their former career fields.