Bob Juniper, owner of Three-C Body Shops, is very happy about employees referred to him by the Community Refugee and Immigration Services. Juniper’s experience is one that more central Ohio employers are having as they reach out to local agencies for immigrant and refugee workers. Refugees, almost 1,000 of whom have settled in Columbus since October 2016, are providing an alternative workforce for many area companies that either can’t find skilled labor or that are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce. – Inclusive Viewpoint: An employee with good work ethic, a positive attitude and a sincere appreciation for a meaningful job with fair wages does not have a particular race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or immigration status.
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