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Tool: Immigrant Jobseeker Journey Map

Author(s): Upwardly Global
Date: November 22, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development
This resource is a visual map that outlines the stages of a career journey that a newcomer may navigate, including challenges and barriers they may encounter.

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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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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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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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.
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Blog Post: Helping Newcomers Access WIOA-funded Adult Integrated Education and Training (IET)

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 25, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
The Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act (WIOA) is landmark legislation designed to strengthen the nation’s workforce system and reduce barriers for jobseekers. It helps clients find sustainable jobs through upskilling to meet the needs of industries around the U.S. One program area funded by WIOA is Integrated Education and Training, or IET. These programs, available across the U.S., support clients in learning English, gaining certifications in a specific field, and practicing resume writing, interview skills, financial literacy, and general job readiness.

Video: Effective Employment Services

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 19, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
This animated video provides an overview of six key employment functions beginning with intake and assessment to post job-placement assistance. The video is accompanied by a glossary of key terms, a quiz, and a transcript. These resources are designed for new employment service providers and they can be incorporated into the onboarding process.