“At current rates, the US workforce will fall short by 5 million workers by 2020.”

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 do you think are some promising policies and practices that help integrate immigrants into the U.S. workforce? Add your thoughts 

  • 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.