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Tip Sheet: Employment Rights Information

Author(s): U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
Date: December 8, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Employment Rights
These information sheets were developed by the US DOJ Civil Rights Division Immigrant and Employee Rights Section to help Afghans and Ukrainians in the United States understand their employment rights. These resources explain the workplace protections that Afghan and Ukrainian immigrants have under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which prohibits employment discrimination based on …

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Blog Post: Supporting Job Seekers with Backgrounds in Aviation: Ideas and Resources for Service Providers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 21, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Development
In support of Afghan pilots who have resettled in the U.S., Upwardly Global published a landscape assessment and proposed program plan earlier this year. The scope of the research included a high-level overview of potential pathways in the U.S., as well as proposed tools for service providers to help these individuals find skill-aligned employment. This …

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Archived Webinar: Supporting Afghan Newcomers with Professional Backgrounds: Barriers, Opportunities, & Resources

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 13, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement
This webinar is presented by Switchboard, a one-stop shop for refugee service providers in the United States. Learn more about Switchboard at www.SwitchboardTA.org. Hosted on October 12, 2022 the training was delivered by Rebecca Fishman, Afghan Response Coordinator @Upwardly Global and Shabnam Manati, Onboarding Associate @Upwardly Global. Afghan newcomers bring a range of skills, education …

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E-learning: Adult Education Principles for Refugee Job Readiness

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 30, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
This self-paced course is designed for direct service employment staff and other service providers who help prepare refugee clients for work in the United States. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to identify adult education principles and recognize how these principles can be applied to refugee employment services. You will also …

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Toolkit: Understanding, Raising, and Documenting the Match

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 20, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
This toolkit was designed specifically as a foundational resource for new staff, interns, and volunteers who support your agency’s Matching Grant (MG) program. Readers will develop a working knowledge of the match requirement, think through strategies for raising match, and review guidance for accurately documenting match.  In addition to the toolkit, you can find an …

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Blog Post: Resource List: Serving Ukrainian Newcomers

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE), Switchboard
Date: September 19, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness, Employment, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Grief and Healing
In early 2022, President Biden announced that the United States would welcome 100,000 Ukrainian newcomers and others affected by the Russian invasion that took place in February. The resettlement network is working to support Ukrainians by providing available benefits and services, including those funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). This blog post, created …

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Blog Post: Workforce Co-location: One County’s Successful Model

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 29, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Development
American Job Centers (AJCs) are a key component of the public workforce system. They provide a critical set of resources to jobseekers looking for employment or career growth. ORR-eligible populations often qualify as a priority service population in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs. Individuals enrolled in these programs may be able to access …

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Blog Post: Six Tips for Quality Assurance of Employment Programs

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 25, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
Subtopic(s): Case Documentation
Quality assurance is a program management system focused on ensuring staff meet employment program guidelines efficiently. Successful quality assurance (QA) improves program outcomes without increasing burdens on staff. However, when faced with the many competing priorities of managing an employment program, implementing QA strategies can feel daunting. Below are six tips for strengthening quality assurance …

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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 (MG) 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 …

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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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