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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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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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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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Video: Refugees @ Work (Dari)

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: November 24, 2020
Topic(s): Afghanistan Evacuees, Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
This six-part video series covers common employment-related skills such as elevator pitch, interview skills, professional communication, what is customer service, and more. 

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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Blog Post: Remote Job Readiness Resources for Clients with Lower Levels of Digital Literacy

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 15, 2020
Topic(s): Adult Education, Digital Inclusion, Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
We recently published a blog post on Virtual Job Readiness Resources for Clients With Online Access. But how are agencies continuing job readiness training when participants don’t have access to technology or lack digital literacy skills? This post includes job readiness resources for supporting clients without online access and/or digital skills, informed by strategies refugee service providers have begun implementing nationwide.

Blog Post: Remote Job Readiness Resources: Tips and Materials for Clients with Online Access

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 14, 2020
Topic(s): Digital Inclusion, Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
As we continue practicing social distancing amid COVID-19, you may be wondering how to stay in touch with your clients and continue job readiness training. While you may not be able to resume your job readiness classes in person for some time, there are many online resources you can share to keep your clients engaged and focused on their career paths. This blog post provides suggestions tailored towards clients who have computers or smartphones, internet access, and higher levels of digital literacy.

Blog Post: How to Help Clients Complete the New 2020 Form W-4

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 30, 2020
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
As you may know, in 2019, the IRS announced changes to its Form W-4. These changes will apply to all employee wages in 2020. The W-4 is the IRS form that new employees fill out to let their employers know how much money to withhold from their paychecks for federal taxes. Chances are you may …

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Archived Webinar: Launching & Strengthening Career Pathways Programs: Approaches, Partnerships, and Funding Possibilities

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 21, 2019
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
This webinar was presented by Matt Dolamore, Assistant Director for Integration, LIRS and Saba Imran, Program Coordinator for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard.  In recent years, there has been a growing interest in career pathways programs for refugees, asylees, and other humanitarian immigrants. This webinar gives key insights on this developing program area, whether you are looking …

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