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E-learning: Applying a Strengths-Based Approach to Job Readiness & Career Counseling

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 30, 2021
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
This self-paced course is designed to combine a theoretical introduction to strengths-based employment services with practical tools and activities that will help you put theory into action. In this course, you will work your way through a learning pathway linking together interactive e-learning content, short videos with perspectives from clients and practitioners, and downloadable resources. …

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Video: Digital Literacy for Life and Work

Author(s): HIAS
Date: June 8, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Digital Inclusion, Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
HIAS and HIAS Pennsylvania have created a series of digital literacy videos for newcomer families. Each video series includes 16 short videos, covering topics such as digital safety and scams, preventing viruses and malware, secure Wi-Fi networks, online learning opportunities, online translation and interpretation, identifying misinformation, monitoring children’s online activity, work readiness and job applications,  …

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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
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 ORR-eligible clients, possible combinations of documents based on immigration status, FAQs, and a list of …

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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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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 LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers. LGBTQ employees and allies at these companies will have the opportunity to utilize mentorship to help LGBTQ refugees strengthen their professional skills, understand cultural workplace norms, and develop a strategy for …

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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.