Guidebooks & Company Resources

U.S. Employers’ Guide to Hiring Refugees

In collaboration with Global Refuge (formerly LIRS) | February 2024

Leading companies throughout the U.S. have already committed to hiring refugees, playing a vital role in helping them to restart their lives, while at the same time benefiting from their talent, loyalty, and ingenuity. Refugees are highly motivated and resilient workers, and are known to have lower turnover rates. In addition, consumers indicate not only that they are more likely to buy from companies hiring refugees, but also that they are more likely to work for them.

The U.S. Employers’ Guide to Hiring Refugees is a manual for companies that are interested in hiring refugees, and have questions about the logistics and practicality of employing them in the U.S. It includes:

  • A “factsheet” on refugees, including common countries of origin, immigration statuses, where they are likely to resettle, and an overview of their educational and professional backgrounds.
  • The business benefits of hiring refugees.
  • The logistics around hiring refugees.
  • A list of organizations companies interested in hiring refugees can connect with, and additional resources to support these hiring efforts.

This guide is a collaboration between the Tent Partnership for Refugees and Global Refuge (formerly LIRS).