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Our Employment Department is staffed by Fariha Daud, REACT DC's Employment Director, and our Career Pathways Director, Hasib Dellawar.


Fariha is a multilingual professional and a graduate of George Mason University who managed administrative affairs at Northern Virginia Community College for over a decade. She is fluent in Farsi, Dari, Uzbek, and Turkmen and proficient in Russian and Turkish, and has worked as an interpreter and case manager in the past. Fariha leverages her experiences to mentor young refugees and guide them in navigating the American education system, from K-12 to college. She enjoys exploring new places through drives, watching movies, and spending quality time with her family. Fariha's passion for helping others and making her community a better place drives her.


Hasib Dellawar is a highly educated professional with a diverse background. He earned his Master's degree in Criminal Law and Criminology from Avicenna University in Kabul in 2019 and his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Pune in India in 2011. With over ten years of experience, Hasib has held various roles such as Manager, Community Mobilizer, Cultural Advisor, Interpreter, Translator, Lecturer at a University, and Teacher in Afghan and American companies. He is fluent in Dari/Farsi, Pashto, Urdu/Hindi, and English. In his free time, Hasib enjoys traveling to new places and experiencing new cultures. He is also an avid chess and soccer player. Hasib was born and raised in the northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan, where he attended school.


Join us!

Saturday May 6, 2023

Presented by Welcome.US, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and REACT DC, hosted at Hyatt Regency Bethesda in partnership with Special Operations Association of America, Workbay, One Journey, ECDC, and the Tent Partnership for Refugees.

We're thrilled to announce the following employers who have officially registered to participate: Extended Stay America, PSSI, Marriott International/Washington Marriott Georgetown, Manpower Group, Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner, OHCAL Mid-Atlantic, LLC, Highgate Hotels, and MJ Morgan Group.

Employers, Jobseekers & Volunteers register at: REACTworks

Calling all Employers!

If you are an employer seeking qualified candidates and passionate about supporting work-authorized newcomers, join us for our hiring fair in Bethesda, Maryland. All candidates will have professional CVs and will be prepared to interview at the event. These hiring fairs have brought together over 1700 applicants with local & national employers, resulting in nearly 375 on-the-spot job offers for newcomers!


Check out this Welcome.US video that highlights our hiring fair in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Attention Volunteers!

We need YOU!

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to assist with our upcoming job fair event, which aims to support newcomers in our community. As a volunteer, you will have the chance to make a significant impact on the lives of those seeking employment and a fresh start in a new community. Your responsibilities may include greeting attendees, assisting with registration, providing directions, and completing other assigned duties. This is a fantastic opportunity to give back to your community, meet new people, and gain valuable experience. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please click the link below, fill out the form provided, and we will be in touch with you soon. Thank you!


Welcome.US, REACT DC and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with community organizations, are hosting five Newcomer Hiring Fairs across the country through to the end of 2023


Dates & Times:
Saturday, May 6th
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Eastern

Hyatt Regency Bethesda

One Bethesda Metro Center
7400 Wisconsin Ave

Bethesda, MD 20814

Hosting Partners:

  • Welcome.US


  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

  • Hyatt Regency Bethesda

At the event, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Create a professional CV that effectively showcases your skills and experiences to potential employers.

  • Connect with employers and learn more about their companies and current job openings.

  • Participate in on-site interviews with companies, potentially jumpstarting your job search and even landing a job offer!


To register for one of our Hiring Fairs, please ensure that you have answered all questions in the registration process. This process should take no longer than 2-3 minutes.


Additionally, upon registering for the event, you will also be automatically registered on the REACTworks platform. This platform will connect you with job opportunities in your region after the event. More information will be provided upon completion of your registration.


If you require assistance in completing the registration form in English, please reach out to REACT DC via email at Our team members who speak Dari and Pashto will be happy to assist you with translations.

2022 Job Fair Report

REACT DC organized four successful job fairs in 2022 that drew a diverse group of talented individuals, including Afghans, parolees, SIV holders, Ukrainians, and others. We received 812 client responses, with positive feedback about the job fairs' encouraging atmosphere, diverse industries, and helpfulness. We attribute follow-on hires to the fair, providing clients with resume building, interview experience, and networking opportunities. Our Employment Department continues to support these clients with guidance, training, and resources to help achieve their career goals.

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