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Job Readiness Curriculum

Job readiness is one of the most important components of resettlement as it helps clients prepare for and integrate into the American workforce. This course

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Worker’s Rights Review

This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Worker’s rights are

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The Importance of Client Choice

In this video, Carrie Thiele, of Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) African Community Center in Denver, Colorado, discusses the importance of promoting client participation in

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Job readiness is one of the most important components of resettlement as it helps clients prepare for and integrate into the American workforce. This course empowers clients to find and succeed in jobs in the United States. It also offers tools to help them understand their documents and their rights as American workers, career path […]

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This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Refugee young adults in the U.S. between the ages of 16 and 24 may have narrow educational and career training options due to low English language proficiency and a lack of formal education. Job […]

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This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. What constitutes unlawful harassment? Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Americans […]

This webinar was offered in collaboration with Higher Advantage (LIRS) and included a guest speaker from USCRI of North Carolina. After viewing this webinar recording, you will be able to: Name the key outcomes and activities of a successful career advancement program Understand methods and tools to measure program components and use program data to […]

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This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Worker’s rights are an important aspect of job readiness instruction and are critical to protecting refugees from instances of discrimination and unsafe working conditions. Here is a summary of worker’s rights to consider […]

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This webinar announced the publication of the Higher Guide to Labor Market Information (LMI) for Refugee Employment Programs. Listen to the recording to learn about the guide; hear a discussion with a refugee employment manager who has implemented the guide in the field; and hear from a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics LMI state representative […]

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Labor market information (LMI) is a valuable tool for counseling clients on employment options or matching clients with quality job placements. Despite the substantial benefits of using LMI, its complexity and breadth can make it challenging to understand. This guide will provide you with: an overview of LMI and associated data; a look at more […]

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Refugees arriving in the U.S. need to begin working as soon as possible. While a refugee’s first job may rarely be his or her “dream job”, there are ways to leverage the first placement so that it becomes the first step on a career ladder, rather than a “dead-end” job. There are also ways to […]

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This blog post was written by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Many refugee employment professionals dream about developing customized employment services for clients with higher levels of education and professional experience. Unfortunately, because of limited time and resources, these dreams are rarely realized. Take […]

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In this video, Carrie Thiele, of Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) African Community Center in Denver, Colorado, discusses the importance of promoting client participation in the job search process.