In 2016, JVS staff helped more than 500 refugees fleeing genocide, famine, and war in 29 different countries learn English and get their first job in America. Key to this success are the relationships JVS develops with our employer partners. We are currently feauturing Pret A Manger in our Employer Partner Spotlight. In the past year, Pret has hired 18 of our clients, and 3 of those employees have already been promoted.
Both JVS and Pret value the need for a diverse workforce, and Pret employs people from over 119 different countries, offering their employees full-time jobs with benefits. Araci Nadelman from Pret A Manger recently visited JVS to tour our Center for Economic Opportunity with our staff and discuss further avenues for collaboration. We look forward to continuing to work together with Pret A Manger and other employers as we continue to help refugees secure jobs in the United States.