Two Refugee Employment Success Stories: John Ajak and the Department of Interior

John Ajak, a petroleum engineer with the U.S. Department of Interior, tells his story illustrating the power of safety, education and motivation that employers harness when they hire refugees.
The Department of Interior exemplifies why employers are the strongest advocates for replicating their hiring strategy.
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  1. Kristin Hassan says:

    This is such an encouragement! John, like many other former Lost Boys I know, have developed into men of great character who contribute to the fabric of our country in beautiful ways. All the best to him and his family and especially for those still struggling in an environment of continued conflict in Sudan.

    • Lorel Donaghey says:

      Encouragement. I wish I’d thought of that way to describe it. And I agree. Thanks for contributing your perspective. It makes his story even more valuable for me and others, I’m sure. Lorel

    • Thanks Ajak for sharing your story. Your a role model for our children. Many of us lost hope and allowed minor distractors to detrail us from attaining the most important thing (the Education). We cannot change the world by giving up, but continue to struggle doing the right things. I am proud of you brother. Keep sharing.
      Thanks to Ajak’s employer for the hope of despair and refused. Being a refugee in some places is dispiriting.

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