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Blog Post: 7 Tips if You’re New to Job Development

Author(s): Higher
Date: January 22, 2017
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Development
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. If you’re new to refugee job development, welcome to what is sure to be one of the most challenging and rewarding chapters of your career! Maybe you’re fresh out of college or perhaps …

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Tool or Template: Holiday Employer Outreach Cards

Author(s): Higher
Date: December 1, 2016
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Development
These holiday graphics are a quick and easy way to send a thank you email to employers and community partners. You can do it in three simple steps: 1. Download a high resolution JPEG; 2. Add your agency logo and message to an email; 3. Hit send!

Archived Webinar: Collaborating with Mainstream Workforce Development and Taking Advantage of Federal Workforce Development-funded Training Opportunities

Author(s): Higher
Date: December 1, 2016
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Federal Workforce Development, Job Development
In this webinar, Higher discussed specific career pathways opportunities within the mainstream workforce system that have potential to help refugees move beyond “survival jobs”. Understanding the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (Federal Workforce Development) and collaborating with the mainstream workforce development system can increase training and career opportunities for refugees. Guest speakers included representatives of …

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Archived Webinar: Financial Literacy: How to Teach the Basics

Author(s): Higher
Date: December 1, 2016
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
This webinar explored basic financial literacy topics to cover with clients to build a strong foundation for economic self-sufficiency. Presenters highlighted a variety of free financial literacy resources and provided examples of community partnerships that can be replicated. Financial literacy curricula, job readiness activities and training tips were shared throughout the training.

Video: SIV Stories: Starting Anew in the United States – Ahmad and Friends

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: August 4, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement, Employment
This video is part of a four-video series focusing on the experiences of Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders that resettled to the United States. Ahmad arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina without any existing ties in the U.S. He now works two jobs to provide for his family and played a key role in creating a …

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Podcast: Monitoring & Evaluation for Economic Empowerment Programs

Author(s): META
Date: July 20, 2016
Topic(s): Employment, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection, Project Design and M&E Planning
This episode of the META Podcast features experts in economic empowerment programs for refugees. Kate Nelson from Jannus and Kasra Movahedi and Jon Vosper from IRC share tips for improving M&E in economic programs. You can find the Center for Working Families economic outcomes referenced in the podcast attached.

Video: SIV Stories: Starting Anew in the United States – Jalal and Family

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: May 5, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
This video is part of a four-video series focusing on the experiences of Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders that resettled to the United States. Jalal arrived in Richmond nine months ago in order to give his young family a safe and secure life. Jalal had worked as a translator, English and computer instructor, and deputy …

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Video: SIV Stories: Starting Anew in the United States – Qahtan and Leen’s Family

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: May 5, 2016
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Guardianship
This video is part of a four-video series focusing on the experiences of Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders that resettled to the United States. Qahtan and Leen are Iraqis who have successfully created a new life for themselves and their two sons after five years in Austin, Texas. They discuss the importance of employment for …

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Video: Tips from a Veteran Job Developer

Author(s): Higher
Date: April 1, 2016
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Development
Carol Tucker, Job Developer at Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska in Omaha, shares tips from her 18 years in Job Development.

E-learning: Understanding the U.S. Job Cycle

Author(s): Higher
Date: March 1, 2016
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
Created by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance (Higher) This course introduces the U.S. job cycle, including common steps in a job search, and includes job readiness activities. It is aimed at refugee service providers. After completing this 7-minute course, you will understand: The importance of rules in the U.S. workplace; How use the U.S. Job …

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