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Employer Practices Pilot Project

The Employer Practices pilot project supports efforts to improve employment outcomes for recent immigrants and internationally-trained professionals, who frequently, once employed, tend to fill roles that are significantly below their level of training or experience.

The core of the initiative is in developing a conduit between the workforce development agencies of GPWI (on behalf of immigrant job seekers and internationally-trained incumbent workers) and local employers. We take a multi-faceted approach to bridging the gap between immigrant job seekers/employees and employers by identifying and addressing needs through a systemic lens, targeting both root causes and immediate needs for each of these populations.

If your organization is interested in becoming better equipped and more confident in hiring, promoting, and retaining this skilled workforce, please reach out to Pamela Bennett.

This is a two-year funded pilot project, made possible by the WES Mariam Assefa Fund.


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Greater Portland Workforce Initiative
Portland, ME 04101