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Toolkit: Job Readiness Curriculum

Author(s): Higher
Date: September 28, 2018
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
Job readiness is one of the most important components of resettlement as it helps clients prepare for and integrate into the American workforce. This course empowers clients to find and succeed in jobs in the United States. It also offers tools to help them understand their documents and their rights as American workers, career path …

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Blog Post: Job Corps Provides Opportunities for Refugee Young Adults

Author(s): Higher
Date: September 27, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Employment
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Job Development
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Refugee young adults in the U.S. between the ages of 16 and 24 may have narrow educational and career training options due to low English language proficiency and a lack of formal education. Job …

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Blog Post: Educating Your Clients on Their Rights Regarding Workplace Harassment

Author(s): Higher
Date: September 26, 2018
Topic(s): Employment, Safety
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. What constitutes unlawful harassment? Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Americans …

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Blog Post: Understanding and Benefiting from Corporate Volunteering

Author(s): Higher
Date: September 20, 2018
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness, Volunteer Management
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Volunteers are an extremely useful resource to expand support services for refugees. They bring insight to U.S. culture and systems, access to networks for early employment opportunities and career advancement, and time and …

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Archived Webinar: How to Design and Measure a Successful Career Advancement Program

Author(s): Higher, META
Date: June 27, 2018
Topic(s): Employment, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Project Design and M&E Planning
This webinar was offered in collaboration with Higher Advantage (LIRS) and included a guest speaker from USCRI of North Carolina. After viewing this webinar recording, you will be able to: Name the key outcomes and activities of a successful career advancement program Understand methods and tools to measure program components and use program data to …

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Blog Post: Worker’s Rights Review

Author(s): Higher
Date: May 29, 2018
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Worker’s rights are an important aspect of job readiness instruction and are critical to protecting refugees from instances of discrimination and unsafe working conditions. Here is a summary of worker’s rights to consider …

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Blog Post: Resume Writing for Entry-Level Positions

Author(s): Higher
Date: April 30, 2018
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Developing a resume for refugee clients can be a daunting and time consuming task. Here are some tips for streamlining the process. Start from the beginning. Explain to your client what a resume …

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Archived Webinar: Announcing A Guide to Labor Market Information for Refugee Employment Programs

Author(s): Higher
Date: March 27, 2018
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Federal Workforce Development, Job Development
This webinar announced the publication of the Higher Guide to Labor Market Information (LMI) for Refugee Employment Programs. Listen to the recording to learn about the guide; hear a discussion with a refugee employment manager who has implemented the guide in the field; and hear from a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics LMI state representative …

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Guide: Labor Market Information for Refugee Employment Programs

Author(s): Higher
Date: March 1, 2018
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Federal Workforce Development, Job Development
Labor market information (LMI) is a valuable tool for counseling clients on employment options or matching clients with quality job placements. Despite the substantial benefits of using LMI, its complexity and breadth can make it challenging to understand. This guide will provide you with: 1) an overview of LMI and associated data; 2) a look …

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Blog Post: High-Paying Jobs Refugees can Access without a Bachelor’s Degree

Author(s): Higher
Date: February 14, 2018
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. A common misconception in our field is that higher paying jobs are not available without a Bachelor’s Degree (BA). According to the Good Jobs Project, however, there are 30 million “good jobs” across the …

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