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Blog Post: Resource Round-up: Workplace Safety for Essential Workers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 8, 2020
Topic(s): Employment, Health, Safety
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
While some of our clients have experienced difficult layoffs or furloughs, others are continuing to serve our communities through their daily work. Essential workers range from child care providers and healthcare professionals to grocery store staff and meatpacking employees. How can we support the wellbeing of clients who must work?

Blog Post: Remote Job Readiness Resources: Tips and Materials for Clients with Online Access

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 14, 2020
Topic(s): Digital Inclusion, Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
As we continue practicing social distancing amid COVID-19, you may be wondering how to stay in touch with your clients and continue job readiness training. While you may not be able to resume your job readiness classes in person for some time, there are many online resources you can share to keep your clients engaged and focused on their career paths. This blog post provides suggestions tailored towards clients who have computers or smartphones, internet access, and higher levels of digital literacy.

Guide: Supporting Clients During Times of Economic Hardship: Accessing Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 14, 2020
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
For employment programs that serve refugees and asylees, helping clients become self-sufficient and work towards personal career goals is always the main objective. However, in the course of providing employment services to refugees and asylees, you may encounter situations where it is beneficial for your clients to apply for unemployment insurance. While this process varies …

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Archived Webinar: CARES Act: How Does Pandemic Relief Impact Me As A Refugee?

Author(s): National Partnership for New Americans, Refugee Council USA (RCUSA), We Are All America
Date: April 7, 2020
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act). To ensure refugees, asylees, and the organizations that serve them understand the available benefits, Refugee Council USA, We Are All America and National Partnership for New Americans hosted a webinar.    In addition to providing direct support to individuals and families, the CARES Act …

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

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 31, 2020
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
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.

Video: Adjusting to Life & Work in the U.S. – Perspectives from Refugee Youth

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 25, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Employment
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
In the summer of 2019, Switchboard interviewed established refugee youth in Atlanta, GA; Hyattsville, MD; and Lancaster, PA. The goal of this video is to elevate the voices of refugee youth, giving them the opportunity to reflect on their early experiences in the U.S. and a platform to share their perspective and advice with service …

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Video: Adjusting to Life & Work in the U.S. – Advice from Clients to Case Managers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 25, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
In the summer of 2019, Switchboard interviewed established clients in Atlanta, GA; Hyattsville, MD; and Lancaster, PA, including refugees, asylees and Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders. The goal of this video is to elevate the voices of previously served clients, giving them the opportunity to reflect on their early experiences in the U.S. and a …

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Video: Adjusting to Life & Work in the U.S. – Perspectives from Refugee Women

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 25, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
In the summer of 2019, Switchboard interviewed recently resettled refugee women in Atlanta, GA; Hyattsville, MD; and Lancaster, PA. The goal of this video is to elevate the voices of female clients, giving them the opportunity to reflect on their early experiences in the U.S. and a platform to share their perspective and advice with …

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Video: Adjusting to Life & Work in the U.S. – Advice from Established Clients to Newly Arrived Clients

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 23, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
In the summer of 2019, Switchboard interviewed established clients in Atlanta, GA; Hyattsville, MD; and Lancaster, PA, including refugees, asylees, and Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders.  The goal of this video is to elevate the voices of established clients, giving them the opportunity to reflect on their early experiences in the U.S. and a platform …

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

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 30, 2020
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
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 W-4 is the IRS form that new employees fill out to let their employers know how much money to withhold from their paychecks for federal taxes. Chances are you may …

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