Job Development

Job Development During the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis is having a profound impact on the way we live and work. During this time, many service providers are working remotely to provide job readiness training to clients in addition to helping some clients apply for unemployment insurance and other benefits. But what about job development? Should you be helping clients obtain employment during this time, and if so, what does job development look right now?

Why Job Development Should Speed Up When Hiring Slows Down

If you’ve worked in employment services for a while, you know that the holidays (late November through early January) are often the slowest hiring months of the year. If there is one time of year when you feel like you’re terrible at your job, it’s probably during the so-called “most wonderful time of the year!” …

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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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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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Head, Heart, Hands: A Strategy for Employer Conversations

This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. When I was a rookie job developer just starting out I came up with a little strategy that I would use when approaching employers. I called it Head, Heart, Hands, and it represented …

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5 Mapping Strategies for Employer Outreach

This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Aside from language, literacy, and cultural adjustment issues, transportation is one of the most significant barriers to employment that our clients face. While not always possible, finding employment that is easily accessible by foot, …

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