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Leveraging First Job Placements: How to be Strategic with Survival Jobs

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 ensure employers see refugees as employees worthy of long-term investment, rather than short-term labor solutions. In this webinar, Higher’s Nicole Redford and front-line refugee employment practitioners presented strategies for finding and landing employers who will offer not just a first job but a first step on a career ladder. Guest speakers include Hilary Lucas of Catholic Charities of Cleveland and Lindsey Saultz of Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains.