Investing in the Human Capital of Immigrants, Strengthening Regional Economies

This paper discusses approaches to investing in the human capital of immigrants and is aimed at the residential immigrant workforce. They fall into two broad groupings, with some overlap in objectives. The first set of programs is exclusively geared toward high-skilled immigrant professionals who were trained abroad and who face a number of formal and cultural obstacles to getting jobs commensurate with their skills. The second set of programs target middle-skilled immigrants—but also reach native workers—who are in a good position to advance into better jobs after appropriate training.

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