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Archived Webinar: National Origin Discrimination: Workplace Issues & Civil Rights Protections for Immigrant and Refugee Workers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 29, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
Hosted on April 29, 2021, this training was delivered by Rishan Habte, Program Manager for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard; Liza Zamd, Senior Trial Attorney, Department of Justice Immigrant and Employee Rights Section; and Maria E. Flores, Program Manager, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This is an opportunity to hear directly from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity …

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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.

Toolkit: Employment Authorization Documents: Reference Guide for Refugee Service Providers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: February 26, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
This reference guide covers the most important and commonly used authorization documents required for employment in the United States. It includes information on the form I-9, accepted documents typically held by ORR-eligible clients, possible combinations of documents based on immigration status, FAQs, and a list of resources to share with employers. Immigration statuses discussed include: …

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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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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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