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Thursday, 05 October 2017 16:21

Central Ohio Companies Find Ready Workforce in Recent Refugees

Written by Danae King, The Columbus Dispatch
Kahled Alhedar pulls a pallet while working at a distribution center in Groveport. Alhadar is a Syrian refugee who got his job through Staffing Leadership Group. Kahled Alhedar pulls a pallet while working at a distribution center in Groveport. Alhadar is a Syrian refugee who got his job through Staffing Leadership Group. Joshua A. Bickel/Columbus Dispatch

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“American workers are being characterized as drug addicts who don’t want to work and immigrants are harder workers,” said Steve Salvi, founder of the Ohio Jobs and Justice PAC. “American workers work just as hard as foreign workers in general ... Families who have been defending this country in wars for generations deserve to have the first shot at these jobs ... You’re either going to have idle refugees or idle Americans.”


Nadia Kasvin, director and co-founder of US Together, said the refugee community fills a large workforce gap in central Ohio that is not being met by American job seekers. 


“Employers do need a workforce, a reliable workforce that has a work ethic, that can pass a drug test,” Kasvin said. “We have that workforce.”


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