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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 […]

This resource, produced by IRC, is designed for refugees and other newcomers living in California (though there is also relevant content for other states). It is available in five  languages. This toolkit provides insight into working as a CNA – why you may want to work as a CNA, what to expect on the job, […]

This toolkit aims to provide a roadmap for employers in the healthcare industry who want to better recruit from refugee communities, helping them to achieve both of these goals. The toolkit provides a contextual overview of refugee resettlement, outlines the multifaceted benefits of hiring refugees, explains how to facilitate the hiring of refugee workers, and […]

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While evidence is limited, certain alternative pathways to career development can help improve newcomers’ workforce integration. Suggestive evidence shows that vocational training can contribute to workforce integration. Suggestive evidence shows that scholastic- and career-focused afterschool programs may improve students’ self-reported preparedness to enter the workforce. Moderately strong evidence shows that vocational training focused on goal […]

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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.

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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 levels, and professional backgrounds to their new communities in the U.S.

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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 […]