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Employing refugees is an opportunity for colleges and universities to support refugees’ self-sufficiency and economic inclusion. Campuses offer a wide range of employment opportunities for the diversity of refugee skills and talents.

Here are two resources useful for higher institutions considering employing more refugee workers:

  • The U.S. Employers’ Guide to Hiring Refugees is a practical toolkit intended to help employers who are interested in hiring refugees in the United States but don’t know where to start. The guide is intended to help companies design and implement refugee employment programs that will be maximally successful for employers and refugees alike. This guide was a collaboration between the Tent Partnership for Refugees and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS), a national resettlement organization with more than 20 years of experience across the United States supporting refugee career entry and advancement while responding to the latest immigration workforce and market trends. Download the guide here.
  • A New Home at Work Guide offers guiding principles, inclusion initiatives, action steps, case studies, and anecdotes based on research and interviews with 90+ employers, refugee employees, and other experts. By deploying these initiatives, employers have a unique opportunity to improve the lives of refugees while also bettering the businesses in which they work. This guide was a collaboration between the Tent Partnership for Refugees and Deloitte Consulting LLP, which serves its clients through cutting-edge solutions that engage diverse talent; build inclusive leaders; and foster innovative, courageous, and equitable cultures. Download the guide here.

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