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How Two Immigrant-Led Organizations Are Harnessing an Opportunity to Create a More Inclusive Health Care Workforce

Monday April 1, 2024 | by Trevor Shealy

The United States faces growing health care workforce shortages, which are only expected to increase in the coming decade with projections estimating a national shortfall of over 900,000 nurses and up to 124,000 physicians by the year 2030. To address this issue, analysts ...

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Promoting Immigrant and Refugee Workforce Inclusion: In Michigan, State Government Takes the Lead

Monday March 4, 2024 | by Trevor Shealy

Summary: Michigan’s Innovative Approach: Michigan’s Office of Global Michigan has taken a proactive approach to promote workforce inclusion for immigrants and refugees. This includes creating resources such as occupational licensing guides and collaborating with other agencies and organizations.  Participation in National Initiatives: Global ...

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State Policy Priorities for 2024: Promoting the Career Mobility and Economic Advancement of Immigrants and Refugees

Monday February 26, 2024 | by Natalie Torres

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In 2023, states across the country passed legislation to advance the economic and career mobility of immigrants and refugees (the recent WES 2023 State Policy Report highlights these reforms). During 2024 state legislative sessions, policymakers have renewed opportunities to propose measures that bolster ...

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SIIP Best Practices: Using Federal and State Funding to Pay for Credential Evaluations

Thursday September 21, 2023 | by Trevor Shealy

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In May, WES Global Talent Bridge’s Katherine Gebremedhin and Mikaela Santos traveled to Reno and Las Vegas to partner with the Nevada Governor’s Office for New Americans (ONA). Together, they hosted the Northern and Southern Nevada Foreign Education Credentials Workshops, an in-depth training ...

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Celebrating the Completion of the SIIP 2022-2023 Program Year

Wednesday September 6, 2023 | by Trevor Shealy

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In early August, the 2022-2023 Skilled Immigrant Integration Program (SIIP) cohort held its final quarterly call, culminating the successful launch of a new iteration of the program’s structure. The 16 participating communities[1] collaborated in sub-cohorts that centered on four thematic focus areas: Advancing ...

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