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Refugee and Employment Services

The mission of LSS Employment Services is to help families gain self sufficiency through employment.

what is lss employment services
What is LSS Employment Services?

LSS employment services provides intensive

customized job search assistance and soft skills

job training for refugees, asylees and natural-born

American clients.

Once a client is employed, LSS provides follow-up and

works with employers to increase their understanding

of the culture and customs of their employees.

LSS assists approximately 1,000 individuals annually.

misconceptions the truth about our refugee clients
Misconceptions & The Truth About our Refugee Clients
  • All refugees receive more welfare than other groups
    • One time resettlement stipend of $425
    • They have to pay back their travel expenses (approximately $1,500)
  • Refugees are uneducated and uninterested in learning English
    • Many refugees are well educated and were nurses, doctors, engineers, administrators…etc. in their home countries.
    • ESL & cultural orientation classes
misconceptions the truth about our refugee clients1
Misconceptions & The Truth About our Refugee Clients
  • They have no prior work experience
    • Most have been previously employed and are eager to contribute to the workforce
  • They do not want to integrate
    • Refugees adapt many aspects of their lives to their host culture
    • Many want to be citizens and are enrolled in citizenship classes
why should you hire a refugee
Why should you hire a refugee?

Refugees…

  • Are authorized to work
  • Have a variety of skill sets
  • Are eager to work and learn new skills
  • Want a job to support their families
  • Came here to improve their lives
  • Have a high job retention rate
other reasons you should hire our clients
Other reasons you should hire our clients
  • All of our clients are ready and able to work.
  • We provide you with highly motivated employees.
  • Our clients have LSS support in the other aspects of their lives, so they can focus on work while on the job.
  • Reduce your costs of advertising open positions by coming to us first.
how does lss employment services help our clients
How Does LSS Employment Services Help Our Clients?

Classes we offer:

  • Basic and Advanced Computer classes
  • Customer Service and Janitorial trainings
  • Workplace English
  • Advanced Job Orientation

We have a variety of in-house programs that help all our clients prepare for the demands of employment and help refugee clients understand Western work culture.

After completing our programs we have candidates who we can

confidently recommend to you to fulfill various entry level positions.

continued support
Continued Support
  • Follow up to ensure client and employer success
  • Provide on-the-site coaching, interpretation, and assistance as needed
  • If offered employment, LSS will continue follow up services for 90 days
lss employment services
LSS Employment Services

Danielle Smith

Employment Resource Developer

Refugee and Employment Services

Lutheran Social Services

Danielle.smith@lssmn.org

2400 Park Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

612-879-5277

www.lssmn.org