Last week commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre where 8,372 men and boys lost their lives toward the end of a 3.5 year conflict.
169,000 refugees from throughout the former Yugoslavia were resettled in the U.S. in the mid-90s, making it one of the top five largest resettled populations in the U.S.
This population was resettled before many of us did this work. More of us are more likely to know about this group because many of our colleagues or supervisors are former Bosnian refugees.
And a job development tip: Look for Bosnians at work. They have thrived in the U.S. workplace and are now hiring managers, business owners and excellent ambassadors for refugee job seekers. Some of my best job leads and employer partnerships started with a Bosnian connection.