Refugee Employment Services

The United States refugee resettlement program is based on “self-sufficiency as early as possible.” Employment is the No. 1 factor in a refugee’s success in the U.S.

Refugees are legally authorized to work in the U.S. from the day they arrive; no work visas are required.

Refugees Have:

  • Legal documents allowing them to work
  • Strong work ethics
  • Positive attitudes
  • High retention rates
  • Bilingual skills

Refugees Are:

  • Legal to work
  • Eager to work and highly adaptable
  • Skilled and quick learners
  • Dependable
  • Loyal

Our Services Include:

  • Screen and assess applicants with employment applications/resumes
  • Provide job readiness orientation and employment related workshops and services
  • Provide training and education resources, translation and counseling services, and administrative support
  • Support applicants with employment related issues

Resources for Employers

Click here to find information about incentives and tax credits, recruitment support, business and employee skill development resources.

Employment Law

Click here to access information on state and federal employment laws, often times referred to as “compliance assistance.”

Contact Information

Agnes Lomu—alomu@utah.gov
801-414-5848

Soloman Awan—sawan@utah.gov
801-259-7650

Hari Koirala—hkoirala@utah.gov
801-448-5654