Living Cities is interested in fostering a broad conversation about improving the lives of low-income people.
As part of National Welcoming Week and our ongoing efforts to understand the employment barriers faced by specific sub-populations of low-income people, Living Cities hosted a webinar on September 16th, 2014 exploring promising approaches to integrate immigrants into the U.S. workforce. Some of our key learning questions included:
- What challenges do immigrants face in preparing for and accessing quality jobs?
- What are some promising policies and practices that help integrate immigrants into the US workforce?
- What roles can the public sector play in moving this work forward?
- How can efforts better engage businesses to directly connect immigrant job-seekers to available jobs?
This Storify is an excerpt of the #welcome2jobs Twitter conversation sparked by the webinar.