Employment Services

Catholic Charities of Jacksonville provides a critical link between local businesses and legal-to-work immigrants.

Our employment program recruits, screens and places qualified candidates throughout the greater Jacksonville area. In addition, we provide training and post-employment support to ensure job retention. Our staffing services are available at no charge to your company.

For over 25 years, Catholic Charities has provided a variety of critical services to Jacksonville’s immigrant community, including legal immigration services, case management and employment assistance. Our clients are legal immigrants that are thoroughly screened by Homeland Security, and given the status of refugee, asylee, or parolee due to the fact that they have fled their home country in fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality or membership in a social or political group.

How to Hire a Catholic Charities Client

  • Our services are completely free for the employer.
  • All of our clients are legal-to-work and have their social security card and employment authorization documents.
  • Contact a Catholic Charities Job Developer and let them know you are interested in hiring a refugee.
  • The Job Developer will find a client that meets the criteria for your opening.
  • The Job Developer will set up an interview and follow-through on the required paperwork if the client is offered employment.
  • The client will be given all the information and requirements for starting their new job including: transportation arrangements, work clothing, and how to be a professional in their new work environment.
  • The Job Developer will check in every two weeks during the first month to ensure the employer is confident that the client will be successful in their new job.

Essential Practices

Precreening
Knowing your company’s core business allows us to prescreen applicants for your company. We provide the link between your business and the potential employee.

Training
Our intensive employment program helps clients to enhance their soft-skills and emphasizes critical thinking skills in the workplace. Catholic Charities offers intensive English for employment and job readiness classes Monday through Thursday. We also offer in-depth, specialized training to prepare clients for careers in the hospitality and food retail industries. Additionally, most clients are eligible for work related training such as: CNA, CPR, First Aide, ServSafe and other industry-specific certifications.

Value Added To Your Business

  • Flexibility
  • 100% of our clients are legal to work
  • Excellent job retention
  • Multicultural and multilingual individuals add value to your business

Industry Partnerships

Health Services:
Rehabilitation Hospital, Baptist Hospital, Beauclerc Manor Nursing Home, All Saints Nursing Home

Hospitality:
Hyatt Hotel, OMNI Hotel, Hampton Inn, Wyndham Hotel, Comfort Inn, Marriott Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn, Red Roof Inn, La Quinta Inn & Suites

Retail:
Wal-Mart, Winn-Dixie, Publix, Walgreens, Citibank, First Coast Energy

Food Services:
Whole Foods, Quiznos, McDonalds, Subway, Burger King, Panda Express

Other:
UNF, Kuhn Flowers, Comfort Plumbing, IKON Document Services, Duval Asphalt, Turf Masters, Lawn Wranglers, Wire Mesh, Bacardi