Resources for employers

Let refugees meet the needs of your growing workforce.


Join the growing number of employers in Western New York who have enjoyed the benefits of working with Journey's End Employment Program! Our clients are refugees and asylees who are seeking to gain employment and achieve self-sufficiency in the United States. Journey's End will screen candidates to find the best employees to fit your needs. There is no cost to employers for our services, only benefits!

Save money; no need to pay for expensive advertising! Simply call us with your job order!

Benefits to Employers

  • Higher retention rates, lower tardiness rates, and a positive workplace.

  • Hiring employees who are eager to work, dependable, highly motivated, and have a strong work ethic.

  • Employment Specialists assist our clients and the employers with the completion of all new hire paperwork, new hire orientation, and ongoing supportive services to address any issues that might prevent job retention.

Major employment services

  • Job placement

  • Searching for a job

  • Filling out applications

  • Filling out employment paperwork

  • Resume preparation

  • Education on US work culture and rules

  • Ongoing employment support

JERS provides additional services, such as translation and transportation assistance, to support the major services and ensure successful, long-lasting employment.

Referring clients to the employment program 
If you or someone you know is interested in enrolling in the program, please visit, call, or email Journey's End and make an appointment with an Employment Specialist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a refugee? 
Refugee is the specific term for any person who has been interviewed by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and authorized to come to the United States permanently because the person is unable to return to his or her country of nationality because of fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Refugees are legal aliens.
Refugees have a vast array of skills, education, and experience. Some of these skills include construction, teaching, manufacturing, nursing, and engineering. Overall they are highly motivated, hardworking, productive and dedicated workers.

Are refugees work-authorized?
Refugees are authorized to work immediately upon arrival in the United States. Once a refugee has obtained a social security card, he or she may obtain employment. The USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) document which establishes a refugee's right to work is known as an I-94 card. A refugee does not need to obtain an Employment Authorization Form I-766 Card.