Employment

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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A Few Ways to Engage Volunteers in your Employment Program

This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Though it can be time consuming to bring on volunteers, when volunteers are involved in the resettlement process they can become powerful community advocates on behalf of refugees. Here are a few specific …

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When Serving Highly Skilled Refugees, You Don’t Need to Re-invent the Wheel!

This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Many refugee employment professionals dream about developing customized employment services for clients with higher levels of education and professional experience. Unfortunately, because of limited time and resources, these dreams are rarely realized. Take …

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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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