Economic Inclusion

Briefing: Integrating Refugees into the U.S. Economy

Jul 20, 2020

Keith Combs, HIAS’ Economic Inclusion program manager, hosts a panel discussion on how HIAS prepares recently resettled refugees to enter the U.S. workforce.

Briefing: In Search of Safety — LGBTQ Refugee Protection and HIAS

Jun 25, 2020

In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, three experts discuss the unique needs and vulnerabilities of this population, and how HIAS and our U.S. and international partners have stepped up to advocate for the human rights of our LGBTQ clients and provide lifesaving support.
COVID-19 Economic Impact Briefing Call

Briefing: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees

May 07, 2020

In this HIAS briefing call, Galo Quizanga, director of global economic inclusion and Alicia Wrenn, senior director of resettlement and integration, discuss how refugees in the U.S. and around the world are being impacted economically by COVID-19.

LISTEN: CFR Discussion on How COVID-19 is Affecting Refugees

Apr 30, 2020

The Council on Foreign Relations interviews HIAS' VP of International Programs Rachel Levitan.
José Miguel Palma and HIAS counselor Paola Tapia.

'Everything Is Different': One Refugee's Journey Out of Extreme Poverty

Mar 10, 2020

Ten years after fleeing his home in Colombia, José Miguel Palma has a degree, a career, and a thriving family.

Accenture Volunteers Help HIAS Clients On the Job Hunt

Feb 06, 2020

Navigating a job search can be hard for anyone. For refugees still adapting to life in a new country, it’s one of the biggest challenges they face. With little knowledge of where to look for jobs or how to apply for them, the process can seem overwhelming.

Refugee Women in Chad Bake Bread to Make a Living

Feb 07, 2019

Refugee women in Chad learned how to bake bread and with it support their families.

Job Fair Makes Things More Fair for Refugees in Panama

Jan 31, 2019

In Panama, HIAS helped provide trainings and empowerment sessions to more than 80 refugees to help them find jobs.

A Different Kind of Graduation Helps People to Start Over

Jan 23, 2019

A family starts over in a new country-- with HIAS' help.

How to “Revive” Electronics for Refugees

Sep 27, 2018

Next time you think about throwing out an old computer, think about reviving it instead.

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