At World Relief Seattle we prepare refugees for employment in the United States. Refugees arrive with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, but share the common goal of finding a job and becoming self-sufficient. 

Education about the American workplace

Workplace education provides the foundation for successful refugee employment. Our employment specialists orient refugees to American workplace norms through weekly job preparation classes. They cover topics such as common workplace vocabulary, appropriate attitudes for customer-service, and work schedules.

Practical experience through workshops

World Relief Seattle often holds industry-specific workshops to further help refugees prepare for work in America.  For example, in our housekeeping orientation, participants learn specific vocabulary and concepts related to working in the hospitality industry. Our employment specialists and volunteers work closely with refugee clients so that refugees are prepared and feel confident for work.

Connecting with local employers

Our employment specialists provide local employers with pre-screened, hardworking, loyal, and drug-free candidates. By understanding an employer’s needs, the employment specialist hand-selects qualified candidates from a diverse pool, thus saving the employer time and money.  Many local employers trust World Relief Seattle to continually provide excellent candidates and ongoing support for their staffing needs.

If you’re an employer, click here for more information about hiring refugees.

To post an open position, fill out our simple job postings form.

Enrolling in Employment Services

 Are you a refugee or asylee interested in finding a new job or a job upgrade? World Relief may be able to help you. Call Santa Pradhan at 253-277-1121 and leave a message with your name and phone number. We will contact you as soon as possible to determine if our employment program is the right fit for you.