Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services recognizes NMS as Employer of the Year
For Immediate Release
At the recent Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services (RAIS) celebration, NANA Management Services (NMS) was recognized with an Employer of the Year award for their work in hiring refugees. NMS currently employs 30 RAIS clients at their operations in Providence Hospital and at the Anchorage Airport Courtyard by Marriott. RAIS, managed by Catholic Social Services in Anchorage, celebrated World Refugee Day at Mountain View Lyons Community Park on June 19, 2009. The celebration included music, dancing and other entertainments by our diverse Anchorage community. Jessica Januks, the housekeeping manager at the Courtyard, was also praised for her work in training the refugees who work at the hotel. “Our workforce reflects the diversity within our community” stated Jeannette Duenow, VP of NMS Lodging Operations. “We’re proud of our diversity, of our employees and the value they bring to Anchorage and the work they do serving visitors to our city.”
NMS is the 7th largest private employer in the state of Alaska, with operations from Barrow to Ketchikan within Alaska, and extending into several states within the Lower 48.
NMS is a limited liability company, owned by NANA Development Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation subsidiary, and Sodexo. NMS clients include the oil & gas industry, federal, state and local governments, schools and universities, hospitals and clinics, senior living centers, air carriers, the telecommunications industry and more. NMS provides management and services in food, facilities, camp services, lodging, security and workforce solutions. More information on NMS and their services is available by visiting www.nmsusa.com
Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services, a program of Catholic Social Services, is the refugee resettlement program for the state of Alaska. Their office serves refugees in their first 5 years in the U.S., so long as they reside in the state of Alaska. Through comprehensive case management and supportive programming, RAIS helps their clients become independent and successful in their new home. More information about RAIS and Catholic Social Services is available by visiting www.cssalaska.org.