Want To Welcome Refugees at Your Company? These 5 Organizations Make It Easier

November 19, 2021 12:44 am
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Welcoming refugees and giving them a platform to rebuild their lives in safety and harmony has been a long-standing and proud tradition of the United States. With the increase in violence and wars in countries like Syria and Afghanistan, there has been an influx of refugees seeking asylum from their war-torn homelands to the United States.

When it comes to the labor force, research conducted on US employers saw that employers benefited from higher retention rates, robust management skills, as well as a diverse talent pool when they hired refugees. 

We highlighted a few companies that are doing their part in boosting refugee entry and retention in the workforce in the US. From providing the necessary skills to employer matching, these companies top our list.

1) Talent Beyond Boundaries

This company does more than match skilled refugees to employers, they also go above and beyond by offering skilled immigration pathways for refugees all over the world by forming partnerships with governments of various countries. All their services are free for those seeking asylum and hold refugee status.

2) Remote.com

 Founded in 2019, the company’s mission is to have a global presence and an equally global workforce, something which they have been largely successful at achieving. They help companies manage contract and full-time workers by taking care of all the nitty-gritty details like payroll, taxes, benefits, stock options, etc.

They are furthering their reach by investing in the ‘Free Remote for Refugee’ initiative which seeks to provide the necessary resources needed by refugees in partner countries via direct government and non-profit organization collaboration.

3) Oyster

Similar to remote.com, but with a wider presence in over 180+ countries, Oysterhr helps companies manage distributed teams worldwide by streamlining payroll, HR, and compliance automation from a single platform.  They also help refugees locally by helping them get hired in their current countries of stay.

4) Na’amal

Via partnerships with major organizations, Na’amal helps refugees and other vulnerable folks find meaningful work by offering skills training, membership, and job placement help. They help refugees find the much-needed platform that they need to succeed in finding meaningful and dignified work.

Na’amal boasts of partnerships with companies such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Cambridge to equip refugees with digital skill training needed in today’s era of a tech revolution.

5) Jobs for Humanity

Founded in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic, Jobs For Humanity’s (JFH) mission is to empower refugees, asylum seekers, and other vulnerable populations including people with different abilities, to find jobs via their platform. They have partnered with leading companies in the US and other countries to help pave the way to a fairer future for all. Interestingly, this volunteer-run organization also boasts of an equally diverse workforce which together helps in accomplishing the company’s mission for different causes.

In conclusion, the above organizations are just a few of the many, which mobilize resources to help resettle refugees without border restriction. From skills training to employer matching and jobs placement, you can count on the organizations above to play their part in redefining social good and making a lasting impact.

If you want to know more about what your company can do to help refugees in their career development, get in touch with the team!


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