Bureau of Refugee Services - Employment Services

The mission of the Bureau of Refugee Services is to assist refugees from all over the world who are resettling in Iowa to become fully self-sufficient residents of our state. One of the keys to enabling refugees to become self-sufficient as quickly as possible is to assist them in obtaining jobs that best match their skills and abilities.

The Bureau provides a variety of employment related services to refugees living in Iowa.Employment services are designed to enable refugees to obtain employment and to improve their employability or work skills.Services may include: developing an employability plan or a Family Investment Agreement, completing a skill assessment, assisting in job search and completing job applications, interpreting for job orientation, job upgrades, developing resumes, job skills training, developing employers and providing follow-up services and assistance to employers who have hire refugees.