You Helped Raghad Find Employment During a Pandemic

Raghad, a Catholic Charities client

Raghad fled violence in her home country to find a better life in the U.S. but struggled to find work. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities helped her receive the training she needed to earn a new job, thanks to your support.

Raghad is bright young woman and a friendly smile. She worked hard to earn her degree and was excelling in her career in her native Iraq.

But, because the increasing political unrest and violence put her life in danger, she made the tough decision to flee, and with what little money she was able to save took a chance at a new life in the United States.

Despite her education and experience, Raghad struggled to find work in the U.S. Her bills began to pile up, and she wondered how she would survive.

Then, because of your support, Raghad found help through Catholic Charities’ Refugee Resettlement program. She enrolled in one of our vocational training programs that helped her develop a plan to find work. She attended workshops on job readiness to learn how to write a resume, interview skills and how to network.

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With so many newly unemployed people looking for work because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Raghad’s struggle to find a job became even more difficult. However, thanks to your support, Catholic Charities continued to serve people in need like Raghad. Staff connected her to employers within their network and helped her prepare for interviews.

With their help, Raghad impressed employers with her experience and professionalism, and secured her first professional job in the U.S. in quality management.

“I want to thank Catholic Charities for their efforts in providing me with tools and advice to navigate my job search journey until I landed my first professional job in the U.S. I’m so grateful!”

Thank you for helping people like Raghad earn jobs and become self-sufficient!

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