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After ‘slow start’, US companies embrace refugees

When Abdul Nasir Rahimi started his job hunt in the US, employers didn’t quite know what to make of him: a former interpreter for the US military in Afghanistan with a law degree and experience overseeing major infrastructure projects.

  • Natalie Sherman & Michelle Fleury
  • BBC

He made little headway submitting his CV online.

Finally at a job fair he managed to land a role as a security manager for the Hilton hotel company.

“I told them I’m not overqualified. I’m ready to work. I have to start from somewhere,” the 36-year-old recalls.

As the flight of millions of people from Afghanistan and Ukraine push the world’s refugee crisis to a…

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