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Leaders in Skilled Immigrant Integration

November 13th, 2017

The City of Philadelphia, in partnership with the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, is offering a three-month paid fellowship to support foreign-trained professionals along their journey to success.   Context Under Mayor James Kenney, the Department of Commerce and the Managing Director’s Office are spearheading an effort to develop a citywide workforce development strategy, including […]

Spotlight on Minnesota: Opening a Pathway for International Medical Graduates to Practice Medicine in Minnesota

October 11th, 2017

Minnesota has become a national leader in helping foreign-trained physicians practice in the United States. While immigrant and refugee communities are severely underrepresented in the state’s licensed physician workforce, an estimated 250 to 400 unlicensed immigrant physicians live within its borders. But, in the past few years, Minnesota has taken notable steps to recognize the […]

Maryland innovates on skilled immigrant career solutions

August 28th, 2017

The state of Maryland, frontrunner in investing in and empowering skilled immigrants and employers, has been busy ensuring that newcomers to the country have an easier time gaining the skills they need to acquire jobs in the state. Maryland’s work began taking shape last year when they established the Skilled Immigrant Task Force to help […]

Michigan: Promoting New Pathways for Immigrant Integration

May 23rd, 2017

The state of Michigan has been a strong leader in the field of immigrant integration and has developed a number of programs aimed at helping foreign-trained professionals rejoin their careers. In 2014, the Michigan Office for New Americans (MONA) was established by Executive Order No. 2014-2. The office was created to help grow Michigan’s economy […]

MIRA leads the way in helping foreign trained workers become licensed in MA

April 20th, 2017

Massachusetts has been at the forefront of reform efforts aimed at helping immigrants and refugee professionals reenter the workforce once in the United States. In 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker publicly committed to reducing the barriers foreign-trained immigrants and refugees face when they attempt to rejoin their professions in the state. According to data from […]

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