In Afghanistan, Mohammad was a Civil Engineer and worked with the U.S. Army as a translator. All that changed in December 2021 when he was forced to leave his family and his home country and immigrate to the U.S. Within weeks, Mohammad entered JVS’s Refugee English and Employment services. His Career Coach helped him to update his resume and apply to jobs where he would be able to use and build on his previous experience.

In December, Mohammad was referred to one of JVS’s employer partners, Newly Weds Foods for the role of a Quality Control Technician, and he was hired! Mohammad started his new job in January, and is able to utilize his existing knowledge and education while he learns new skills that will help him in the future. Mohammad is very excited and thankful to JVS for this opportunity. He looks forward to building a life here and he hopes that his wife and daughter will be added to the list of Afghan evacuees so that they can join him in safety.

To learn more about refugee resettlement, join us for Havdalah and a Celebration of National Refugee Shabbat, a virtual event on Saturday, March 5th at 8 pm.