Seven refugees from Afghanistan found themselves employment last week through the assistance and collaboration of our Student Success Center.
Warren Murphy and Ed Johnson, transitional specialists at the Success Center, simply asked the women what kind of work they would like to do, and all of them replied in unison: “clean!”
When the employer came to speak with the women, he noticed that the women’s English level was not very high, but he also saw their grit and determination and decided to take a chance on them all.
These women have only lived in the United States for six months, but their contribution to society can already be seen ten fold. With their new line of employment, they will be able to carpool and work together every day. This camaraderie, which the employer allowed to be maintained, will enable the women to divvy up their duties and manage to remain in classes in unison with their new work schedule.