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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 acting as 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.

A critical component of this project involves the development of our Employer Toolkits which provide strategies, best practices, creative implementation ideas, and a hub of resources. The toolkits aim to empower employers, instilling confidence in them to actively hire, promote, and retain more immigrants and refugees, with the ultimate objective of mitigating brain waste, and creating more inclusive and welcoming workplaces.

If your organization is interested in learning more about this initiative and our employer resources, please contact 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