Employment

5 Tips for New Employment Staff

Congratulations on becoming the newest member of the employment team! Helping clients obtain employment and advance in their careers is challenging work, but also extremely rewarding. Here are some tips to help you navigate the day-to-day work and succeed in your new role. 1. Introduce YourselfYour manager will introduce you to the coworkers you will …

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Job Counseling for Career Pathways: Asking the Right Questions

Across the country, there is an increasing emphasis on career pathways programming in refugee employment programs. Whether you are looking to build a dedicated career pathways program or simply tweak existing program offerings to better serve clients looking to move beyond that first job, Switchboard is here to help! We will be hosting a webinar …

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Job Corps Provides Opportunities for Refugee Young Adults

This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Refugee young adults in the U.S. between the ages of 16 and 24 may have narrow educational and career training options due to low English language proficiency and a lack of formal education. Job …

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Educating Your Clients on Their Rights Regarding Workplace Harassment

This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. What constitutes unlawful harassment? Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Americans …

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Understanding and Benefiting from Corporate Volunteering

This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Volunteers are an extremely useful resource to expand support services for refugees. They bring insight to U.S. culture and systems, access to networks for early employment opportunities and career advancement, and time and …

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Worker’s Rights Review

This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Worker’s rights are an important aspect of job readiness instruction and are critical to protecting refugees from instances of discrimination and unsafe working conditions. Here is a summary of worker’s rights to consider …

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Data-Driven Job Upgrade Programs: 2 Questions to Ask when Measuring Changes in Client Income

This blog post was written by the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. If you’re a refugee employment specialist, you’re probably tracking your clients’ income. But of all the data you could collect, why measure this? And how exactly should you do it? …

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High-Paying Jobs Refugees can Access without a Bachelor’s Degree

This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. A common misconception in our field is that higher paying jobs are not available without a Bachelor’s Degree (BA). According to the Good Jobs Project, however, there are 30 million “good jobs” across the …

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Targeted Volunteer Recruitment for Employment Programs

This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Phones ringing constantly? Volunteer applications piling up? Many offices have seen a massive increase in the number of people reaching out to volunteer. But is your agency able to find the right volunteers …

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