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Tool or Template: Eligibility for Matching Grant (MG) Flow Chart

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 3, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
Subtopic(s): Program Eligibility
This resource, created by Switchboard, includes a flow chart for service providers which can be used during the Matching Grant intake or assessment process to determine eligibility. This flow chart is intended as a quick reference tool and is accurate as of July 18, 2022. It is available in two formats: a one-page 11×17 document …

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Podcast: Empowering Refugee Women through Workforce Development

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 13, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Entrepreneurship
This podcast features a conversation between Rishan Habte, Program Officer for Economic Empowerment at Switchboard and Corine Dehabey, Program Director at US Together, Inc . US Together is a mutual assistance agency/ethnic community-based organization (ECBO) based in Columbus, OH. In this episode, Rishan and Corine discuss US Together’s development program focused on empowering refugee women through employment …

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Blog Post: Serving Jobseekers with Professional Backgrounds: Workforce Resources for Clients and Staff

Author(s): Emily Hackerson, Switchboard
Date: June 7, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
As employment staff across the resettlement network know, clients with professional backgrounds bring to their job searchin-demand talent, perspective, and commitment, but face unique barriers to attaining quality, professional-level employment. Clients are often ‘starting over’ in a complex workforce that does not always recognize their credentials or transferrable skills. This “brain waste” is not a …

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Guide: Public Workforce Pathways to Jobs: Accessing Department of Labor (DOL)-Funded Employment and Training Programs

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 5, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Federal Workforce Development, Job Development, Job Readiness
In many employment programs, the key objectives are helping clients become self-sufficient and work towards their personal career goals. In addition to programs through the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and other federal agencies, Department of Labor (DOL)-funded programs can help clients do just this. This information guide reviews how to get started in exploring …

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

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 30, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
This toolkit was updated in April 2022 to reflect new guidance from the U.S. government. Refugees and asylees have the right to work. This reference guide covers the most important and commonly used work authorization documents required for employment in the United States. It includes information on the form I-9, accepted documents typically held by …

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Archived Webinar: Understanding and Accessing Department of Labor-funded Employment and Training Programs for New Arrivals

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 30, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Federal Workforce Development, Job Development, Job Readiness
Hosted on March 30, 2022, this training was delivered by Rishan Habte, Program Officer for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard; Kim Vitelli, Administrator, Office of Workforce Investment, Department of Labor (DOL); Ayreen Cadwallader, Workforce Researcher and Analyst, Office of Workforce Investment, DOL; and Karen Connor, Division Chief for Workforce Investment, DOL.  With a record number of new …

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Blog Post: The Workforce System and American Job Centers: Valuable Resources for Refugee Resettlement

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 30, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Federal Workforce Development, Job Development
This blog post includes information about the American Job Centers (AJCs) and how service providers can support their clients in accessing federal, state, and local employment services.

Blog Post: A Roadmap for Employers Hiring Afghan Newcomers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 27, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
As employment staff around the country assist Afghan newcomers with finding their first U.S. jobs, preparing job candidates for interviews is only one part of the process. Employment staff will need to consider that many companies are new to hiring this population and will also need guidance on how to prepare their HR teams to welcome this new workforce. This blog post shares tips for hiring Afghan newcomers.

Podcast: From Turmoil to Triumph: Assisting Refugees in their Journey to Entrepreneurship Part II

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: December 22, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
Subtopic(s): Entrepreneurship
This two-part podcast series features a conversation between Rishan Habte, Program Officer for Economic Empowerment at Switchboard and Khalid Ahmadzai, Director of Economic Advancement at Canopy Northwest Arkansas. In this episode, they discuss microlending; how participants are selected for the Canopy Northwest entrepreneurship program; success stories; and more!

Podcast: From Turmoil to Triumph: Assisting Refugees in their Journey to Entrepreneurship Part I

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: December 22, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
Subtopic(s): Entrepreneurship
This two-part podcast series features a conversation between Rishan Habte, Program Officer for Economic Empowerment at Switchboard and Khalid Ahmadzai, Director of Economic Advancement at Canopy Northwest Arkansas. In part one, Khalid shares his story of growing up in Kabul, Afghanistan; how he created the existing microlending entrepreneurship program at Canopy; and the collaborative process …

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