World Relief Modesto seeks to aid refugees in finding employment upon arrival in Stanislaus County. As part of our employment program, World Relief Modesto assists refugees in gaining employment through individual case management, job skills training, and ESL (English as a Second Language) classes throughout the community. World Relief Modesto partners with local employers to meet community workforce needs. Refugees arrive in Modesto with varying skill levels; some are highly educated professionals while many others are skilled laborers. Refugees come to America at the invitation of the U.S. Department of State; they are not only ready, but legally able to work immediately and indefinitely.

Are you a local employer? World Relief may be able to meet your needs.
Free Employment Services & Fully Documented Workers
We’ll introduce you to the motivated individuals who have gained a reputation for stellar performance in local industries. Our candidates are internationals whom the U.S. Department of State has cleared for permanent residence and work authorization. Refugees have demonstrated a remarkable work ethic that will bolster your workforce.
Why should I consider hiring a refugee?
Your company depends upon hard-working, dedicated employees. Many companies across the country are discovering that former refugees are the kind of employees that help companies thrive. Refugees are men and women who have escaped religious, ethnic, or political persecution in their homelands. When you hire refugees, you can count on employees who typically are devoted, loyal, hard-working, and highly motivated to do a good job.
Are refugees motivated to work?
Refugees value work. They see their jobs as the next step in adjusting to American culture. Jobs provide friendships with Americans and offer valuable experience. Because jobs help refugees adjust so quickly to American life, the U.S. Department allows and encourages refugees to find employment as soon as they arrive.
What kind of skills or training do refugees have?
Refugees come to America with varying levels of education, training, and job experience. Their backgrounds range from highly educated professionals to unskilled laborers. An Education and Job Experience Assessment is completed for all incoming refugees, and the local World Relief Resettlement Worker uses this information to match each person to an appropriate job.  Even when refugees have worked in other fields, their skills and training may be highly transferable.
What security measures are taken before refugees are allowed into the US?
Refugees enter the United States only after a thorough background check by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Refugees must also undergo health screenings, biographical checks with the FBI, photographs, fingerprints, and in-depth security clearance for applicants between the ages of 16 and 55.
Can refugees legally work in the US?
The goal of refugee resettlement is self-sufficiency within six months of arriving into the US. For this reason, all refugees are legally authorized to work in the US as soon as they arrive.  Most will obtain a CA State Identification Card provided by the CA DMV and a valid Social Security card within the first two weeks of arrival.