St. Louis' immigrant, refugee workforce to get assistance from federal grant

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
St. Louis' immigrant, refugee workforce to get assistance from federal grant

Despite bipartisan consensus over the economic importance of immigrant and refugee labor, many immigrants struggle to find their footing when first attempting to find work in the United States.

Specifically, immigrants with specialized training or higher education degrees in their countries of origin often find it difficult to find comparable work in their new home.

Instead of finding work for which they’ve had training and experience, many immigrants find themselves taking on low paying blue collar work, in what Anna Crosslin called on Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air a, “waste of brainpower and a real way that we’re hampering American businesses.”