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Evidence Summary: What is the evidence for improving the employment outcomes of refugee women through employment programs?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: December 9, 2020
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Gender Equality, Job Development
Refugee employment programs assist refugees in finding employment in order to attain self-sufficiency. Employment specialists work to find a match between the needs, abilities, and goals of refugees and hiring needs of employers. Refugee employment programs are frequently federally funded and may also be funded by other public and private sources. The purpose of this …

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Archived Webinar: Refugees and Asylees Have the Right to Work

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: December 3, 2020
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
Hosted on December 2, 2020, this training was delivered by Liza Zamd, Senior Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Immigrant and Employee Rights Section; and Daniel Wilkinson, Program Manager for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard.   Have you ever had an employer request a specific employment authorization document from a client, even when that client …

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Guide: How Companies can Mentor LGBTQ Refugees

Author(s): Human Rights Campaign (HRC), ORAM, The Tent Foundation
Date: December 1, 2020
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development
This guidebook is intended to provide companies with guidance on how to establish and implement professional mentorship programs for LGBTQI+ refugees and asylum seekers. LGBTQI+ employees and allies at these companies will have the opportunity to utilize mentorship to help LGBTQI+ refugees strengthen their professional skills, understand cultural workplace norms, and develop a strategy for …

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Video: Refugees @ Work 2.0

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: November 24, 2020
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
This six-part video series covers common employment-related skills such as answering customer questions, giving an elevator pitch, interview skills, professional communication, talking to your employer, reading customers, and customer service. 

Blog Post: Refugees and Asylees Have the Right to Work: Overcoming Two Key Challenges when Communicating with Employers about Work Authorization

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 13, 2020
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
This second post in a two-part series that was informed by conversations with Senior Trial Attorney Liza Zamd from the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section. It provides tips on overcoming two common challenges when employers request specific documents from refugees and asylees as they complete the I-9.

Blog Post: Refugees and Asylees Have the Right to Work: Busting Three Myths about Social Security Delays & Work Authorization

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 13, 2020
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
This is the first post in a two-part series that was informed by conversations with Senior Trial Attorney Liza Zamd from the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section. It covers three common misconceptions held by both employers and service providers regarding work authorization, and shares additional useful resources.

E-learning: Introduction to Strengths-Based Employment Services

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 4, 2020
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
Taking a strengths-based approach to employment services can not only help clients achieve their career goals, but also improve program outcomes. This approach helps mitigate barriers like limited English proficiency, lack of formal work experience, or lack of U.S. credentials, and it empowers clients as decision-makers in the job search process. Take this e-learning module …

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Archived Webinar: Helping Clients Navigate Times of Economic Hardship

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 24, 2020
Topic(s): Digital Inclusion, Employment, Financial Capabilities
Hosted on July 23, 2020, this virtual panel discussion was hosted by by Daniel Wilkinson Program Manager for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard along with a panelist of economic empowerment experts.  Recent months have presented a dramatic learning curve as we’ve adapted to the realities of living and working in the shadow of a global pandemic. If …

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Blog Post: Remote Job Readiness Resources for Clients with Lower Levels of Digital Literacy

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 15, 2020
Topic(s): Adult Education, Digital Inclusion, Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
We recently published a blog post on Virtual Job Readiness Resources for Clients With Online Access. But how are agencies continuing job readiness training when participants don’t have access to technology or lack digital literacy skills? This post includes job readiness resources for supporting clients without online access and/or digital skills, informed by strategies refugee service providers have begun implementing nationwide.

Blog Post: Job Development During the COVID-19 Crisis

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 18, 2020
Topic(s): Digital Inclusion, Employment, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Job Development
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?