Changing Workforce

Study: Refugees stay in manufacturing jobs longer than other employees

By Amy Feldman, Forbes

May 23, 2018

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Refugees in the United States, some 15% of whom work in manufacturing jobs, stay in those jobs longer than do other employees, according to a new study by the Fiscal Policy Institute.

The study looked at employment trends in four areas that are major sites of refugee resettlement: Atlanta, Phoenix, upstate New York and central Nebraska. It found that the average turnover rate for refugees at manufacturing companies was just 4%, far below the 11% for all employees.

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