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Employment & Training

The Limited English Proficient Pathway provides English as a Second Language classes and employment training and services to help individuals find and keep a job.

The Refugee Special Employment Needs targets current or former Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) recipients who are in the U.S. for less than 18 months to help them find employment.

The ORIA Basic Food Employment & Training program helps people receiving Basic Food benefits get jobs through voluntary participation in job search, training, education, or workfare activities that promote self-sufficiency. ORIA works in partnership with the State’s BFET program to ensure that refugees in the U.S. five years access this available service.