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

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Maricarmen was a dentist in Venezuela. Read her story to  learn the challenges refugees face in getting back into their former career fields. 

Check out a 2017 report from New American Economy that details the impact that former refugees had on the United States' economy.

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| C.A.R.E.

In late 2020, CWS Greensboro in conjunction with our sister site in Durham 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. We continue to pilot this program in our Durham office and are in the process of launching the initiative in the Triad.
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| Hiring Refugees

Hiring refugees supports newcomers on the journey to independence, but also enhances your workplaces. Fill out this form to get started on the journey of providing employment opportunities for refugees.

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