Improving Immigrant Access to Workforce Services: Partnerships, Practices & Policies

August 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 Workforce

June 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 Society

May 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 Immigration

May 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 Yorkers

April 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 States

December 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 America

December 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 America

December 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 Society

October 1, 2015

First- and second-generation immigrants make up approximately 24% of the US population. 

Indicators of Immigrant Integration 2015: Settling In

July 2, 2015

This international study of immigrant integration found that challenges don’t change with a higher percentage of immigrants in a country.