Job Search


 In order to legally work while living in the United States, you must apply for and receive an Employment authorization Document (EAD). See Documents section for instructions on how to apply.

Career Training

Career Skills

  • Upwardly Global is helping Ukrainian refugees land professional jobs in their fields in the U.S. Their free program includes resume-writing, interview preparation, skills training, certifications, individualized coaching, career networking, and presenting you to employers. The program is 100% free, and graduates from the program earn an average salary of $67k per year. Program Requirements:
    • Ukrainians on TPS and U4U programs can join and benefit from the program even while they wait for their work authorization document
    • Must have a pending work authorization (application submitted for EAD)
    • Must have at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent
    • Must have decent English skills. You will be asked to take an English assessment and will be directed to ESL classes before taking the program if you cannot pass the assessment.
  • ITSkills4U is an IT training and certification program concentrating on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud skills for IT professionals. The program helps graduates land jobs with several U.S. and European employers and can be taken by people without IT experience. It is free for Ukrainian refugees.
  • Talent Table DMV: This is a new initiative by Welcome.US to help refugees find employment in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. The program is free to both job seekers and employers, and there are a number of major companies participating. To get started, you can create a profile on the SkyHive Jobs Connector tool.
  • CrossPurpose (Colorado)
    • Offers a certification program for CDL license, paralegal, medical coding, computer certifications, and other skills.
    • Provides a small stipend for living expenses while the person is in school.
    • Requires a basic knowledge of English to qualify.
  • TENT (women)
    • Offers a mentorship program for refugee women.
    • Mentors from leading companies will meet with mentees at least six times over the course of six months, either virtually or in-person.
    • Mentors will be assigned to mentees based on shared professional interests and locations.
    • Refugees need to speak at least intermediate English to participate in the program.
    • When completing the form, select the “Other” option. You can use “Razom for Ukraine” as the referring organization.
  • The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
    • Provides training for low-income, unemployed seniors.
    • Must be 65+ year of age
    • Participants also have access to employment assistance through American Job Centers.
  • American Job Centers
    • Help people search for jobs, find training, and answer other employment-related questions.

Resume Writing and Other Career Resources

Many public libraries have resume writing workshops or software available for free and language learning resources. Check with your local public library about the free services available.

Job Search Websites

Beware of hiring scams! Some bad actors scam desperate people looking for a job to obtain money or free labor. See our guide below to make sure you are not being scammed.

Jobs for Ukrainians

These job boards and websites were created specifically for Ukrainians and include job listings from all over the world.

Academic job postings

Office Jobs

These job search websites are generic for all kinds of jobs – many companies post job advertisements on these sites. You can search jobs by skill set, keywords, and experience level.

Temporary Jobs

Remote Jobs

You can also search for Telegram channels or Facebook groups for job offers in your local city.

Beware of Hiring Scams

Please use discretion in order to avoid potential scams and bad actors. 

How to verify that a posting is legit:

  1. Do not proceed via links that have warnings about connection privacy or certificate validity.
  2. Make sure that the listed website is the actual website of the hiring organization. Google the corresponding organization and make sure that the page with the job listing is hosted on this organization’s website. E.g., a Stanford lab should be hosted on domain.
  3. Check the contact email in the job listing against the contact information on the public website.
  4. You should never have to pay to start a job. If you are hired for work and they require you to pay some money upfront for office equipment, onboarding fee, or similar, this is likely a scam.
  5. You must be paid for the work you do. Any job that offers to pay you only after a “trial period” is operating illegally. 

In the United States, federal, state, and local minimum wage laws apply. This means employers cannot legally offer to pay you an hourly wage lower than the minimum wage law prescribes. Google “minimum wage ordinance” of your city typically located on the city’s website. If you cannot find one, check the “minimum wage law” of your state.