Economic empowerment programming is designed to support economic independence among refugee families through labor market integration and the achievement of full financial capability. A key component of economic empowerment programming is early employment services to help refugees prepare for, secure, and retain employment. Work offers not only a chance to earn money and make one’s own decisions, it restores a sense of normalcy and predictability to life, and a way to make friends and to contribute to the receiving community. The resources here focus on practical and proven methods to support refugees and employers in accessing the labor market.
Early Employment & Job Readiness
Early Employment And Career Development Program Assessment Tool (Audience: Program Managers)
A EURITA self-assessment tool to help program managers identify the current stage of their early employment and career development programming and to better understand the components of program maturity.
Early Employment And Career Development Program Assessment Tool (Audience: Employment Counselors)
A EURITA self-assessment tool to help employment counselors identify the current stage of their early employment and career development programming and to better understand the components of program maturity.
EURITA Job Readiness Fact Sheet
A fact sheet introducing the concept of job readiness for refugee employment and two key resources created to assist with job readiness: EURITA Job Readiness Training and EURITA Job Readiness Handbook.
EURITA Job Readiness Handbook
EURITA Job Readiness Training
How to Get Refugees into Work Quickly
Introduction to Job Readiness Curriculum (Higher)
Job Readiness Curriculum (Higher) - Section 1: Working in The U.S. And First Jobs
Job Readiness Curriculum (Higher) - Section 2: Skills And Resumes
Job Readiness Curriculum (Higher) - Section 3: Professional Networking
Job Readiness Curriculum (Higher) - Section 4: Interviewing
Job Readiness Curriculum (Higher) - Section 5: Financial Literacy
Job Readiness Curriculum (Higher) - Section 6: Applying for Jobs
Job Readiness Curriculum (Higher) - Section 7: Documents, ID Cards And Hiring Paperwork
Job Readiness Curriculum (Higher) - Section 8: Workers’ Rights
Job Readiness Curriculum (Higher) - Section 9: Succeeding in The Workplace
Job Search Record Template
A EURITA tool that can be used by refugees to track their job search and given to employment service providers for verification.
REDFworkshop Job Readiness Assessment Tool
Vocational English as A Second Language (VESL) Plus Curriculum
Women in Action Session Overview Discussing And Overcoming Barriers to Employment
Economic Empowerment Programming
Bundled Services: Foundational Programming
Economic Empowerment Staff Glossary
A EURITA glossary with economic empowerment staff position definitions that is to be used alongside the economic empowerment program stages assessment tools.
Financial Literacy And MicroEnterprise Assessment Tool
A EURITA self-assessment tool to help resettlement and integration practitioners identify the current stage of their financial literacy and micro-enterprise programming and to better understand the key components of program maturity.
Employer Engagement & Job Development
Engaging with Employers in The Hiring of Refugees
Job Development Essentials
Refugee Inclusion in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers
This guidance document summarises the findings from an open discussion with employers and provides practical tools for employers to support the inclusion of refugees in the workplace.
Seeds of Growth
A guide published by Welcoming America on how to harness the potential of immigrant entrepreneurs.
Initial Employment Assessment & Service Planning
Employment Client Assessment
A EURITA sample client employment assessment and services tracking sheet for use by employment service providers.
EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals
Personal Information Sheet
A EURITA template (in English and Arabic) to assist clients in completing applications and creating CVs/resumes.
Reports & Findings
Financial Capability for New Americans, Lessons from Early Interventions with Refugees
From Struggle to Resilience: The Economic Impact of Refugees in America
Income And Assets Evidence Review
Migration Policy Debates
Refugees as Employees: Good Retention, Strong Recruitment
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