You have the power to make a big impact
Your business and team thrive
Hiring refugees can help you reduce talent shortage and build skilled and diverse teams that are 33% more profitable. Refugees are also more likely to stay with the same employer than other hires—reducing attrition.
Refugees and their communities thrive
Many refugees don’t have access to formal job markets but have the skills and talent. Access to global employment can help refugees find economic stability no matter where they are and accelerate change in their communities.
How can Oyster for Refugees help you?
Find top refugee talent
Ready to meet your next all-star? Our refugee talent partner, Niya.ai, is here to connect you with skilled refugees from 35+ countries around the world. Their diversity recruitment platform helps you find pre-vetted candidates seeking jobs in tech or data.Sign Up for Niya
Get end-to-end employment support
Oyster helps you compliantly hire, pay, and provide benefits to refugees in 180+ countries—including developing countries with high refugee populations like Turkey, Colombia, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Germany, and Bangladesh. The hiring process can be as quick as 24 hours to two weeks.How Oyster Works
Provide free remote-ready courses
If you find an awesome refugee candidate who doesn’t have a whole lot of remote work experience, that’s okay! We’ll help them upskill with our courses created for distributed knowledge workers.Explore Oyster Academy
Access equitable hiring resources
Looking for information on how to create a more inclusive and equitable hiring process? Take a look at our centralized hub for resources, interviews, and how-to guides on hiring displaced and refugee talent.Discover Hire Equitably Series
Ready to get started?
Whether you’re looking for refugee talent and/or need help hiring them compliantly, Niya.ai and Oyster have joined forces to support you. Here’s how you can get started in a few simple steps.
I need help finding refugee talent
Discover pre-vetted candidates in over 35 countries using Niya.ai's refugee talent marketplace.Find Refugee Talent
I need help hiring refugee talent
Found the perfect candidate? Work with Oyster to bring them aboard quickly and compliantly.
Oyster for Refugees pricing and discounts
Who qualifies as a refugee and how big is the refugee employment crisis?
Refugees are people who have fled war, violence, conflict, or persecution and have crossed an international border to find safety in another country. Refugees have a right to international protection. There are 26.6 million refugees (as of mid-2021) in the world and 85% of them are hosted in developing countries. (Source: UNHRC, Amnesty)
Refugees everywhere face multiple barriers to accessing jobs. Global employment and flexible work can help refugees find stable jobs from anywhere.
How can I access Niya.ai’s refugee talent marketplace?
How does the pricing work? Is Oyster offering a discount?
The Oyster for Refugee discount varies according to different scenarios. In countries where we have direct legal entities, you pay $0 to hire through Oyster. In countries where we have indirect entities through local partners, you’ll need to cover your new Team Member’s hiring costs. However, we will not charge additional costs to manage their employment through Oyster. Please note that if you find a hire using Niya's talent marketplace, there will be an additional charge (18% of the hire's gross salary). Niya uses this fee to train and upskill refugee talent.
Who is eligible for the discount?
Refugees who have work permits in their host country are eligible for the discount.
However, Oyster can also support hiring refugees in situations where work status may not be obvious. See the last FAQ for more details.
How can I receive my discount?
You can contact our sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org or your Account Manager to activate the discount.
Which countries can I hire refugees in?
You can hire refugees with legal work permits in the 180+ countries that Oyster operates in. Reach out to us at email@example.com to receive your special discount.
If you need help finding refugee talent, visit Niya.ai—our refugee talent marketplace partner. Niya works with a global community of refugees that spans 35+ countries. (And counting!)
I found a refugee talent without a clear work permit and/or access to banking services in their host country. Can Oyster help with employing them compliantly?
Legislation on refugees’ access to work is not consistent or clear in many countries. Oyster can support hiring refugees even in situations where work status may not be obvious. If you come across refugee talent without a clear permit to work or banking access, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.