To Those Who Stand With the Refugee Workforce,
We at Amplio are more convinced than ever that America needs refugees more than refugees need America. Great companies across our country have proven this as they eagerly filled open positions with the refugee workforce in 2018.
This year, Amplio has provided staffing services for 84 companies in Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Raleigh-Durham, placing 831 refugees into full time positions. These amazing individuals, like Kisembo and Fanny, regained the dignity of work left behind when they fled their homes in search of greater security. Employment has allowed them to provide for their families financially, and give their children a great education. Collectively, over $3 million in taxes were paid by Amplio Employees this year alone.
The impact of the refugee workforce has been evident in companies across the U.S. including Gourmet Foods International and Storr Office Environments. Their stories speak for themselves in recognizing the tremendous value refugees bring to their teams.
I reflect back on this year with incredible gratitude for our internal staff and their drive to serve the community. As we continue to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our model heading into 2019, I am thankful for the strong culture we have seen develop among our team this year.
While I believe Ampio plays a vital in each of the communities we serve, there are so many other pressing needs being met by our passionate non-profit partners like World Relief and For the Nations. This year, Amplio awarded $37,213 to multiple partners across the U.S. through our Amplio Foundation. We are thankful for their commitment to work tirelessly with us to provide greater stability for our refugee neighbors.
Finally, I am most grateful for the dependable and diligent refugees who courageously step into new jobs, learn new languages, make new friends and face every challenge to restart their lives on American soil. We’re glad you’re here. We need you.
As always, thank you for believing in, and standing with the refugee workforce. Here’s to an even greater impact in 2019.
Founder + CEO