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Past Event

Refugees’ Economic Empowerment in the United States

Hosted on August 27, 2021, in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), this Legislative Exchange builds upon the last two topics – Refugee Resettlement 101 and Cultural Orientation for Resettled Refugees – pivoting to refugees rebuilding their lives here in the United States. IRC staff shared information about IRC programming focused on economic empowerment and how it has expanded as state investments in workforce development have evolved. Discussion also addressed how refugees with industry specific professional skills can work to recover their careers here in the U.S. and how states can support those efforts.