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Resources for Community Sponsors on Ukrainian Newcomers: Barriers and Challenges

This resource, created by Upwardly Global, provides insight to the barriers that Ukrainian newcomers face when on the job market in the United States and how community sponsors can assist in the newcomer job seeker journey. It describes how internationally trained professionals (ITPs) face barriers throughout the job search process from recruitment and interviewing to onboarding and advancement. Upon arrival, ITPs may not know how to navigate the U.S. labor market, understand where their skills fit in, or what roles they are qualified for. ITPs who come from industries with heavy licensing requirements, such as health care, may need support in re-licensing or re-/up-skilling to stay competitive.