Refugees have a lot of things to sort out in a quick period of time when they arrive in Idaho, but one of the most important things is finding sustainable and dignified work. Saint Alphonsus Hospital in Boise has started a pre-apprenticeship program to help train refugee workers as “environmental services” employees, a role that keeps the hospital clean and safe. Idaho Matters speaks to one refugee who has gone through the program, where she earns about $12 per hour and hopes to become a nurse one day.
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