Workforce/Labor

Providing Immigrants A Springboard into the Workforce

Report Author: 
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Apr

Portland Community College (PCC), in Portland, Oregon, is a state leader in developing and implementing integrated education and training programs. The college’s innovative Adult Basic Skills (ABS) Career Pathways program offers nonnative English speakers, immigrants, GED students, and developmental education students an accelerated path to build their academic, language, and job skills concurrently. Students take a contextualized academic skill-building support course in tandem with their college classes to earn a Career Pathways credential, usually in just 6 to 9 months.

Source Organization: 
Other

Workforce Collaborations Build a System of Supports for Immigrants

Report Author: 
The Networks for Integrating New Americans Initiative, World Education
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Jan

This factsheet summarizes the key lessons learned from the "Networks for Integrating New Americans Initiative" of World Education, funded by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) of the Department of Education. It focuses on projects involving workforce development agencies and adult education programs. The factsheet describes three communities that implemented model projects illustrative of each type of collaboration.

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Other

The Effects of Sanctuary Policies on Crime and the Economy

Report Author: 
Tom K. Wong
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Jan

In one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump issued an executive order that would, among other things, punish "sanctuary jurisdictions." The order included a directive to the Secretary of Homeland Security to put out reports to "better inform the public regarding the public safety threats associated with sanctuary jurisdictions." Do these jurisdictions threaten public safety?

Source Organization: 
Center for American Progress

Korean Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Jie Zong & Jeanne Batalova
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Feb

Koreans in the United States are considered to be one of the most successful immigrant groups due to their high socioeconomic standing. This report examines the demographics of the Korean immigrant population using Census, Department of Homeland Security and World Bank data. While Korean migration to the U.S. increased exponentially following the Immigration Act of 1965, which lifted previous restrictions on Asian migration, Korean immigration rates have leveled off recently due to improved economic conditions in South Korea.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Language Diversity and English Proficiency in the United States

Report Author: 
Jeanne Batalova and Jie Zong
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Nov

A new study reveals that 25.9 million individuals in the United States were Limited English Proficient (LEP) in 2015, including roughly half of the foreign-born population of 43.3 million. In “Language Diversity and English Proficiency in the United States,” the Migration Policy Institute presents a profile of LEP individuals ages five and older using Census data from 1980-2015.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Unlocking Skills: Successful Initiatives for Integrating Foreign-Trained Immigrant Professionals

Report Author: 
Margie McHugh & Madeleine Morawski
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Feb

Nearly 2 million college-educated immigrants and refugees in the United States are not working in high-skill jobs despite years of education and work experience. This report examines program initiatives and policy reforms designed to reduce this waste of skill and economic potential. These innovations are drawn from the top finishers in the Migration Policy Institute's E Pluribus Unum Prize competition, which recognizes outstanding immigrant integration programs.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Foundational Skills in the Service Sector: Understanding and addressing the impact of limited math, reading, and technology proficiency on workers and employers

Report Author: 
Amanda Bergson-Shilcock
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Feb

Foundational Skills in the Service Sector: Understanding and addressing the impact of limited math, reading, and technology proficiency on workers and employers

"Foundational Skills in the Service Sector" reviews a recent assessment of the literacy, numeracy and digital problem-solving skills of workers in the service sector and proposes policy responses at the local, state and national level.

Source Organization: 
Other

The Facts on Immigration Today: 2017 Edition

Report Author: 
Center for American Progress (CAP)
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Apr

The Facts on Immigration Today: 2017 Edition

"The Facts on Immigration Today: 2017 Edition" -- an update of an earlier CAP report from 2014 -- gives "the latest and most essential facts about immigrants and immigration reform in the nation today." The data cover the following broad topics: today's immigrant population, the demographics and political power of new Americans, immigrants and the econ

Source Organization: 
Center for American Progress

The Typology of Modern Slavery: Defining Sex and Labor Trafficking in the United States

Report Author: 
The Polaris Project
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Mar

The Typology of Modern Slavery: Defining Sex and Labor Trafficking in the United States

Recognizing that the forms of human trafficking vary from one sector to another, and that strategies for combatting trafficking must be adapted to the circumstances of each sector, the Polaris Project has produced this typology of 25 "types of human slavery."  An important goal of the study was to move beyond the traditional broad categories of sex trafficking and labor trafficking.

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Other

Immigration a Demographic Lifeline in Midwestern Metros

Report Author: 
Rob Paral
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Mar

Immigration a Demographic Lifeline in Midwestern Metros

This paper, updating a 2014 report published by the Chicago Council, examines changing demographics in 46 metro areas in 12 Midwest states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. In these metro areas, population growth between 2000 and 2017 has been approximately half the national average.

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Other
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