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Become a KRM Partner today.
Refugees are contributing members of American society. The goal of the U.S. resettlement program is financial self-sufficiency and integration. When refugees arrive to the United States, they are legally allowed to work, and Kentucky benefits from the over 17,000 refugees resettled here through KRM. Skilled and talented refugees include carpenters, doctors, lawyers, engineers, mechanics, laborers, educators, jewelers, and more.
KRM’s Job Developers focus on building partnerships with employers who share in our mission to promote success, meaningful employment, and help achieve self-sufficiency by providing refugee employees with a living wage, benefits, training support, and advancement opportunities.
KRM offers the following employment services
World of Work Orientations
Through a series of four orientations, Job Developers assess clients’ work experience, education, and level of English ability. Groups discuss employment expectations and realities, emphasizing workplace etiquette and employee responsibilities.
Job Placement, Applications, and Interviews
Job developers identify suitable employers that fit refugee clients’ skills and abilities. KRM can transport clients to and from a potential job site, arrange interpretation for an interview, and help complete applications.
In most cases, newly-arrived refugees depend on public transportation for their first job. KRM helps clients organize their bus schedules and shift times in order to successfully get to work on time.
Orientation and Training
Interpretation services can be provided for initial job orientations and training periods. Condensed job descriptions, safety regulations, and other critical job related material can also be translated, and KRM can help clients complete employment documents such as W-4s and I-9s. Throughout the hiring process, KRM’s job developers can serve as a liaison between the applicant and employer.
Job developers follow up with clients and employers after clients begin their new job. On-site visits can be scheduled to address concerns. KRM is available to help solve problems, ensuring both employers and refugee employees are thrilled with the partnership.
KRM has over 200 active employer partners. We want to thank and highlight the following top partners who have hired KRM’s refugee clients; who are invested in their success and share in our commitment to removing barriers to self-sufficiency:
- Excel Services
- GE Appliances
- Omni Hotel
- Baptist Health
- Morales Group
- UofL Hospital
- JBS Swift
- Clayton and Crume
- Dant Clayton
- Cardinal Aluminum
- Ruskin Manufacturing
- Aramark Food Services (UK Dining)
- Aramark Uniform Services
- Crothall Housekeeping (UK Hospital)
- Morrison Food Services (UK Hospital)
Learn more about why you should hire a refugee. If you are interested in becoming an employment partner or have additional questions, please contact a member of KRM’s Employment Services team at your local office location, listed below:
Employment Services Manager
(502) 479-9180 ext. 519
(859) 226-5661 ext. 634