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Helping Your Clients Navigate Economic Hardship During the COVID-19 Crisis

While resettlement staff may have the option of working from home, many clients do not. Many industries in which our clients work have been profoundly impacted by COVID-19. Unfortunately, for many clients, this will mean reduced hours or even loss of employment. As clients face challenges related to employment and reach out to you with questions, we want to help you be prepared. Here are some resources to get you started on helping clients to understand their rights and access federal and state benefits, as well as information about other non-governmental resources.

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Making Remote Work Successful: Tips for Employees Working Remotely

Remote work is a growing reality for organizations around the world. It presents a challenge, but it also presents an opportunity. With the right tools, …

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Making Remote Work Successful: Tips for Managing Remote Workers & Teams

The need to create teams of employees who can work together effectively across locations and distances is a growing reality for organizations around the world. …

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Making Remote Work Successful: 6 Tips for Being IT-Ready to Work from Home

Remote work is a growing reality for organizations around the world. It presents a challenge, but it also presents an opportunity. With the right tools, …

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A Round-Up of Multilingual Resources on COVID-19

This blog post contains fact sheets, posters, multimedia resources, and links to live updates in multiple languages about COVID-19, its symptoms, and how to prevent it. Key CDC resources are listed first, followed by materials from other sources organized by type (sources include federal, state, and local government agencies, and selected nonprofit organizations).

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How to Help Clients Complete the New 2020 Form W-4

As you may know, in 2019, the IRS announced changes to its Form W-4. These changes will apply to all employee wages in 2020. The …

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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 …

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How States and Other Refugee Service Providers are Using Infographics to Engage Communities

Wondering whether your program data has potential for community engagement? Unsure of how statistics can capture an audience’s interest? A recent Switchboard blog post provided suggestions for using data to tell a story, and today we’re diving deeper into one interesting method: infographics.

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Using Data to Tell Program Stories…Without Putting Your Audience to Sleep

Many of us don’t think about how we might communicate out our project data until the reporting stage, when we are required to look back on data and summarize it for a reader. Or conversely, given the vast extent of data many projects collect, we might be tempted to flood our communications materials with facts and figures.

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Sharing Refugee Stories to Build Community Support

Are you looking to increase local support for refugees in your community? Supporting refugees to tell their stories is a powerful way to put individual faces and voices to the resettlement experience. There are many innovative ways stories can facilitate strong connections that demonstrate how resettlement benefits everyone in the community.

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