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Newcomers face systemic challenges in accessing meaningful employment opportunities, such as language barriers, transportation issues, and lack of a professional network. Partnerships with local employers can help expand clients’ access to vital professional opportunities, but establishing these relationships can be challenging. This webinar will empower you with strategies to identify potential employer partners, understand their […]

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These resources, developed by Switchboard, are specifically intended to assist case managers in preparing clients for employment and should be used as a guide alongside the accompanying blog post.

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Describing Experience Effectively The task of documenting international work experience and education on a newcomer’s resume can be daunting, especially when assisting clients who have informal work experience or expertise in a highly technical industry. This blog is Switchboard’s second post related to resume-building. If you are new to this topic, start with our first […]

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This webinar will share effective strategies to assist women newcomers in preparing for the U.S. job market. It will identify key barriers to employment that women newcomers experience and explore how service providers can address these barriers in a strengths-based, holistic way. One key area of focus will be how to create a supportive and […]

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Newcomer women possess valuable skills to contribute to the workforce. Service providers have the unique opportunity to leverage these capabilities and empower newcomer women to actively engage in the workplace. This blog post addresses employment barriers that women face and explores strategies for supporting newcomer women in their career development.   Understanding the Participation Gap Recent […]

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This evidence summary, authored by Switchboard, summarizes the state of available evidence regarding strategies to improve the employment rates of refugee women in employment programs. Limited but growing evidence shows positive impacts of national policies on the employment rates of refugees. Canada’s Educational Credential Assessment requirement for economic migrants and private sponsorship programs has shown […]

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Resume building is a vital part of offering effective employment services. When newcomer clients have never worked outside the home or have only held informal jobs, service providers may feel uncertain about how to fill the traditional sections of resumes. However, in nearly every case, these newcomers have relied on a particular set of proficiencies […]

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This guide, developed by Switchboard, seeks to clarify the types of documents that Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-eligible populations can use for Form I-9, offer alternative document combinations where applicable, and confirm instances when clients must wait to receive a specific document.

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Employer partnerships can help job developers and case managers more efficiently assist newcomer clients in finding high-quality jobs. In this guide presented by Switchboard, we will describe the importance of employer partnerships in the context of job development for ORR-eligible populations, identify key considerations and benefits for employers and newcomer employees when establishing and maintaining […]

This fact sheet, developed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, provides information on protections for Afghans Special Immigration Visa holders and humanitarian parolees under INA’s anti-discrimination provision. This resource is also available in Dari and Pashto.