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Guide: Supporting Clients During Times of Economic Hardship: Doing Job Development in an Economic Recession

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 13, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Job Development, Job Readiness
Lean economic times, which bring increased competition for fewer job openings, can be particularly challenging for clients and the employment staff helping to facilitate the job search process. How can you continue to uncover meaningful career opportunities for clients and even strengthen your employer connections when the economy is struggling? This guide offers practical suggestions and …

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Blog Post: Leveraging Volunteers Remotely during COVID-19 to Support Ongoing Economic Integration

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 19, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Volunteer Management
With the economic and health crises that came with COVID-19, many service providers were forced to shift priorities with clients. To ensure we did not lose sight of our long-term integration work with clients, we utilized the greater community, including volunteers, to support clients with professional development, professional networking, and complex financial systems navigation. This post provides ideas for leveraging volunteers remotely to support ongoing economic integration for refugees and asylees.
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Video: Workplace Health and Safety

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: January 1, 2021
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights, Job Readiness
This series of videos includes: Stay Safe at Work in Agriculture and Construction; Stay Safe at Work in Childcare; Stay Safe at Work in Finance and IT; Stay Safe at Work in Healthcare; Stay Safe at Work in Hospitality, Retail & Gig Economy; Stay Safe at Work in Manufacturing; and Stay Safe at Work in …

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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
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
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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