Immigrant Workers

July 2018
News
Commentary
Immigrant workforce is critical for Minnesota's economic growth
A recent visit to southwestern Minnesota by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis president reaffirms what many economic experts already had determined, but the message bears repeating: Rural Minnesota needs immigrants to work and live here.
July 2018
Resource
Factsheet
Opportunities for Upskilling the Immigrant Workforce
This two-page factsheet takes a close look at characteristics of the immigrant workforce, making a case for how important it is to consider immigrant workers when developing local workforce development strategies.
July 2018
Resource
Factsheet
Upskilling the Immigrant Workforce to Meet Employer Demand for Skilled Workers
This factsheet examines the size and characteristics of the immigrant workforce and explores key strategies that organizations in three cities are using to support training this population. 
April 2018
Resource
Presentation
WIOA 101: What You Need to Know about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
A 33-slide presentation that provides an overview of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA); examines how it serves Latinos and English Language Learners; and considers WIOA's future.
March 2018
Resource
Presentation
State Policy Levers That Can Address Immigrant Workforce Needs
This 29-slide presentation covered how advocates can advance policies to boost immigrant workers' success, such as career pathways, sector partnerships, integrated education and training, and state data systems and workforce data tools.
March 2018
Resource
Presentation
Creative Implementation of Federal Policies to Support Immigrant Workforce Programs at the State and Local Level
A 55-slide presentation on immigrant workforce and adult education policy and funding; examples of institutions advancing such policies, and examples of levers & tools available to advance such policies.
March 2018
Resource
Presentation
Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning: State and Local Opportunities for Immigrants
A 24-slide presentation on apprenticeship and work-based learning (WBL), their relevance for immigrants, related federal and state level activities, and opportunities for advocates.
February 2018
Resource
Presentation
Building Skills Partnership - February 27, 2018 Presentation
A 15-slide presentation on Building Skills Partnership's work in California to train workers and integrate immigrants.
January 2018
Resource
Report
Minority Serving Institutions as Engines of Upward Mobility
This brief uses the newly released Equality of Opportunity Project data to examine the upward income mobility of students who attended MSIs compared to students who did not.
January 2018
Resource
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Report
Welcoming Economies Playbook: Strategies for Building an Inclusive Local Economy
This 16-page playbook considers both the “why” and the “how” of building more welcoming local economies, including strategies and best practices.

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