Economic Opportunity & Asset Building

June 2019
Program
Webinar
A group of students listen intently to a lecture on soil conservation. Posted to accompany GCIR's webinar, Economic Security for Immigrants: Innovative Workforce Approaches.
This webinar will consider models of improving immigrant access to, and experience of the U.S. labor market, advocacy strategies for expanding workforce protections, and how philanthropy can apply these lessons.
June 2019
Resource
Program Materials
Economic Security for Immigrants: Innovative Workforce Approaches
Find all program-related materials for the webinar, "Economic Security for Immigrants: Innovative Workforce Approaches" here, including presentation, recording, and other resources.
April 2019
Resource
Government Publication
Logo for the California Budget and Policy Center. Used in associated with their resource, Data Hits: California's Immigrants Make Significant Contributions to the State Economy; Poverty More Prevalent Among Children of Working Immigrant Families
Three new Data Hits from the Budget Center highlight the significant contributions that California's immigrants make to the state economy and that children of working immigrant families are far more likely to live in poverty than other children.
October 2018
News
News Article
Many immigrants have years of work experience. ‘Upskilling’ programs are helping them use that knowledge.
This radio program looks at efforts to "upskill" immigrant workers by helping them utilize their existing skills in higher level positions throughout the American workforce.
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.
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.
March 2017
Resource
Report
Not Lost in Translation: The Growing Importance of Foreign Language Skills in the U.S. Job Market
A report on the growing demand for bilingual talent in major industries in the United States. The research looks at online job posting data acquired by Burning Glass Technologies, a leading labor market analytics firm that searches 40,000 job boards daily.
January 2017
Resource
Data Tool
Low-Wage Work in California Data Explorer
The Low-Wage Work in California Data Explorer provides users with graphics, tables, research summaries, interactive visualizations, and downloadable data
November 2016
Resource
Funding Recommendations, Issue Brief
September 2014
News
News Article
Immigrants without legal status able to apply for professional licenses in CA
Immigrants in the country illegally can apply for professional licenses under a new California law that aims to integrate them into the working world and generate new tax dollars for the state.
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