IRC gets grant to put refugee women to work

The International Rescue Committee  in Atlanta has received a $30,000 grant to fund its job training program for refugee women.

The grant was made by the Atlanta Women's Foundation and will help the IRC's Women's Instruction for Lifetime Empowerment program.

Many refugee women face barriers, such as limited education and few skills, that make it harder to find and keep jobs.

Since 2009, the IRC has placed more than 60 single refugee women mothers into full-time jobs.

The program is comprised of  35 hours a week of intense training in area such as English and financial and computer literacy.