Your local office:

Connecting Employers and Refugees

All refugee adults resettled by Bethany Christian Services and Lutheran Social Services are assigned to our Refugee Employment program where each refugee will be provided with assistance in finding and keeping a job.

While this program was designed specifically for refugees receiving Michigan cash assistance, the services are available to any refugee for up to five years after arriving in the United States.

Refugee Employee services include the following:

  • Job search assistance

  • Job Club and readiness classes that teach employment skills in the United States

  • Access to a refugee employment specialist for individual help

  • Assistance in writing resumes and training in interview skills

  • Job retention services

  • Translation for job training

  • Referrals to both community and Bethany-sponsored English classes

  • Community resource referral for further support

Services for Employers of Refugees:

  • Refugee Employee screening

  • Pre-orientation and training

  • On-site translation for orientation and training

  • Further job retention services