Each year, our employment department connects hundreds of legally admitted refugees with job opportunities throughout the Louisville area. There are many reasons to hire refugees:
- Businesses who hire refugees can sometimes qualify for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.
- Refugees contribute to a more diverse workplace and have proven to be dedicated employees, improving productivity.
- Refugees have the documentation needed to satisfy I-9 requirements.
Our employment team works closely with employable refugee clients from the time of arrival to give them the skills they need to be successful. Training includes English classes, orientations on workplace culture and expectations, supervisor/employee relations, interview skills, understanding new hire paperwork and more.
Our refugee clients have obtained positions throughout various industries, such as warehouses, JCPS, hospitals, factories, hotels, restaurants and retail stores. We help facilitate every aspect of the hiring process, including pre-screening applicants to ensure job requirements are being met, assisting with applications and interviews, and providing interpretation and training. We also provide post-hire follow-up and support. These services are provided at no cost to the client or employer. Quality employment is the most important factor in achieving self-sufficiency, and we are proud to have strong relationships within the business community.
Any local business or organization interested in partnering with our employment team can use this form to contact us, email MRSemployment@archlou.org or call 502-636-9263.
“Throughout my 12-year tenure here at The Brown Hotel, I have been fortunate to work closely with Catholic Charities to help fill positions and bring diversity to our workforce. We have found that the refugee clients brought forward often display a level of maturity and ambition that makes them a true asset to our operations. As the son of a WWII refugee I have a unique perspective and clearly see that these staff members have a lot of offer us in terms of their prior work and life experiences and with a little coaching many of them have progressed into supervisory positions. Considering the high cost of turnover it has been wise for us to work so closely with Catholic Charities”—Marc Salmon, HR Director at The Brown Hotel
“Many of the refugees hired within our organization have become key players on our manufacturing plant floor.” —Amanda Harrison, HR Manager
“Mesa Foods LLC has used Catholic Charities as our primary source to fill positions at our Louisville based facility…With the help of Catholic Charities, we have been able to fill critical positions at our facility. Many of these people started in entry level positions and have now been promoted to higher paid equipment operator positions.” —Sherrie Weber, HR Manager at Mesa Foods LLC