Success Stories

Hanadi Karoot 360 450 Stichting United Work

Hanadi Karoot

Hanadi is a hardworking person. She was born in Homs city in Syria and she is 33 years old. She graduated from English literature when she lived in Syria. She used to work as an English teacher in kindergarten and other educational institutions in Syria. Also, she worked on a United Nations project before moving…

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Souad Almbayed 360 450 Stichting United Work

Souad Almbayed

Souad was born in Duma near Damascus city in Syria. She is 42 years old and is a mother of two. Souad managed to leave Damascus for Turkey in November 2015. Currently, Souad and her family live in Istanbul and her extended family members are living in Jordan. Souad was a housewife and never worked…

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Esra Bengisu Şamlı Böke 360 450 Stichting United Work

Esra Bengisu Şamlı Böke

Esra Bengisu Şamlı Böke is a 27-year old Turkish mother. She lives in Istanbul and she has a two-year-old son. Bengisu has a diploma in Tourism Management. She has been actively working in the tourism industry since she started university. “Many people study at universities but cannot work in their fields,” she said. “I was…

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Başak Ünsal 360 450 Stichting United Work

Başak Ünsal

Başak Ünsal, entrepreneur, and mother, is working very hard to make her dream business keep going. After working in banking sector for 12 years, she decides to follow her dreams by building her own business. Making sector analysis and feasibility studies she decides to start her business in bridal wear sector. She comes up with…

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Emir Selçukoğlu 360 450 Stichting United Work

Emir Selçukoğlu

Emir Selçukoğlu was born in Damascus. A Syrian Entrepreneur. He, his wife and 1,5-year-old child come to Turkey in early 2013 to build a new chapter in their life.  After several attempts he finds a job in tourism sector to get more practical experience. With the business experience he gained, he starts his own business…

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Fariha Al-Sharabi 360 450 Stichting United Work

Fariha Al-Sharabi

ariha Al-Sharabi, a Syrian engineer, born in Damascus in 1991. She came to Turkey in 2015 and completed her master’s in Material Science and Engineering. “I came to Istanbul with my mother and decided to stay here to pursue my studies and achieve my professional goals, which seemed very difficult in my country recently,” she…

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Omran Alhomsi 360 450 Stichting United Work

Omran Alhomsi

Omran Alhomsi, a mechanical engineer, born in Syria. 8 years ago, he came to Turkey with his wife and three children. He was running his own business in Syria, after few attempts in Turkey, he decided to run a business in the field of medical supply. “When I decided to run my business, my main…

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Abeer Alla Aldin 360 450 Stichting United Work

Abeer Alla Aldin

Young Syrian refugee found a job in health tourism Mrs. Abeer Alla Aldin (24) was born and raised in the Syrian capital Damascus. She is the eldest of six children and has one brother and four sisters. She came to Turkey with her family in 2013. Two years after the civil war started in Syria.…

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Shahed Gozum 360 450 Stichting United Work

Shahed Gozum

“It is really difficult for a Syrian to find a job in Turkey” For more than four years Mrs. Shahed  (23) from Aleppo worked as an English teacher for Turkish kids, in private schools, in public schools, in a company. “I didn’t have a work permit. But the thing was, nobody knew I was Syrian.…

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Opportunity Hunting

We maintain close relations with many local, national, and international companies that are active in various industries in Turkey.

Work Permit Consulting

We help refugees and companies with the process of obtaining a work permit which is obliged for refugees according to Turkish Labour Law.

Enterprise Registration

Enterprise Registration refers to the permission of the businesses within the scope of the Regulation on Opening and Operating. Licenses.


Mapping is a search to see the labour dynamics of the targeted locations clearer from an eye of 360 degrees look.


We make the profiling of a group of candidates according to their demographical and personal skills to make a clear comparison.

Market Research

We prepare labour market reports, especially during the feasibility term of the projects to understand the market reality for donors and project owners.

What We Do?

We have designed and developed our all programs and services accordingly need and demand of refugees, host community and labour market to provision of job creation for all actors of labour market.

Do you have any questions?

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Subsidies are often available and provided through outside funds within differentiating conditions. You are kindly encouraged to contact United Work to request information on current subsidy possibilities.

  • Currently, there are slightly over 4 million refugees in Turkey. All refugees whom are above legal working age and whom obtain remaining conditions are considered part of United Work candidate pool.

  • Along with the headquarter in İstanbul; United Work has region offices in İzmir and Bursa. Also, United Work provides assistance to companies from all around Turkey from distance or on-site upon request.

  • Subsidies are often available and provided through outside funds within differentiating conditions. You are kindly encouraged to contact United Work to request information on current subsidy possibilities.

  • If the refugee does nt hold a Temporary Proctection ID or registered under Temporary Protection Status in a different city than the employer; a work permit application shall not be possible. United Work commits to check candidates eligibility to work permit application and direct only suitable candidates.

  • Our first mission is trying our best to find you a job. We depend on the wishes of our clients. We have an extended and varied network, so we can guarantee you a bigger chance of finding a job.

  • Our clients are mainly looking for ‘blue-collar’ workers. Blue-collar work may involve skilled or unskilled manufacturing, sanitation, construction, mechanical maintenance, technical installation and many other types of physical work. Also, jobs in restaurants or shops. A higher level academic education is often not required for many blue-collar jobs. However, certain fields may require specialized training, licensing or certification as well as a high school diploma.

  • No. This is our one of main mission that provide you legal working environment to save your rights.

Stichting United Work

Stichting (Foundation) United Work; is an NGO which is established and initially funded by the Dutch Government aiming to support Syrian refugees being employed in Turkey.

Contact Info

Adress Merkez Mahallesi, Norm İş Merkezi, Geçit Sokağı no 6 D:Kat 2, 34384 Şişli/İstanbul
Phone +90 212 274 63 20

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