Immigrants & the Economy
Improving Immigrant Access to Workforce Services: Partnerships, Practices & PoliciesAugust 26, 2016
This AspenWSI research report seeks to better understand how organizations in the workforce development and immigrant-serving fields currently intersect and how they could further partner to improve policies and practices for connecting immigrants to skill-building and career advancement opportunities.
Upskilling the New American WorkforceJune 15, 2016
Creating opportunities for immigrants to build their skills and meet the demand for middle-skill jobs is a process that can be undertaken by a variety of actors, including workforce development agencies, adult education providers, postsecondary institutions, and immigrant advocacy organizations.
Immigrants and the Importance of Language Learning for a Global SocietyMay 26, 2016
This report highlights strategies and recommendations that promote the ability of people who are limited English proficient (LEP), and the ability of native English speakers, to reach their full career potential in a bilingual workforce.
In the Meantime: How to Support Immigrant Skill Building While Waiting for Federal Action on ImmigrationMay 1, 2016
This 2015 guide for funders recommends three avenues for supporting immigrant workforce education initiatives: augment direct service programs, further develop effective programs, and implement and sustain insightful policy.
A City of Immigrant Workers: Building A Workforce Strategy to Support All New YorkersApril 18, 2016
Immigrants make up nearly half of New York City’s labor force but face significant challenges when it comes to accessing decent paying jobs and connecting to city-sponsored workforce development programs.
Immigrants and WIOA Services: Comparison of Sociodemographic Characteristics of Native-and Foreign-Born Adults in the United StatesDecember 15, 2015
MPI gives an overview of the characteristics of US- and foreign-born adults who could benefit from workforce training services and adult education under WIOA.
What Works: English-Language Learning in AmericaDecember 3, 2015
Abundant research demonstrates the benefits of learning English—for educational attainment, employment, earnings, homeownership, civic participation, and naturalization.
What Works: English Language Learning in AmericaDecember 1, 2015
This report gives a snapshot of the demand for English skills, the current offerings around the country, pros and cons of multiple models, and highlights the success of occupational English and employer-provided ESL courses.
The Integration of Immigrants into American SocietyOctober 1, 2015
First- and second-generation immigrants make up approximately 24% of the US population.
Indicators of Immigrant Integration 2015: Settling InJuly 2, 2015
This international study of immigrant integration found that challenges don’t change with a higher percentage of immigrants in a country.