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New Virginia Law Will Foster Inclusion in Teacher Workforce

Friday May 6, 2022 | by Sara McElmurry

Over the past decade, more than 300,000 new students have been added to Virginia’s K-12 schools. However, during that same period, only 3,000 new employees were hired. The number of unfilled teaching positions across the commonwealth jumped 62 percent in just two years, ...

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How Colorado is Promoting a More Inclusive Health Workforce

Friday March 25, 2022 | by Sara McElmurry

Dr. Muawia Obeid completed medical school in Russia and his residency in Jordan, where he practiced medicine for nine years. He worked as a general practitioner in rural areas, as an emergency room doctor in a trauma hospital, and in family medicine at ...

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How WES Is Helping a Team of Immigrant Youth Launch Their Careers

Monday January 31, 2022 | by WES Global Talent Bridge

A new cohort of youth has entered the workforce since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Graduating into a turbulent and uncertain labour market rocked by large-scale layoffs, this cohort includes immigrant youth—immigrants, refugees, and international students—in significant numbers. Immigrant youth face compounded ...

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Advancing an Inclusive Economic Recovery: Top Five Policy Priorities for 2022

Monday January 24, 2022 | by Sara McElmurry and Fatima Sanz

The year 2022 brings a renewed call for policy reforms that ensure an inclusive workforce and equal opportunity for all so that immigrants, refugees, and international students no longer face barriers to advancing in their careers in the United States. Immigrants and refugees ...

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Renewed Call to Action on “Bridging the Gap” Legislation

Friday December 17, 2021 | by Jacki Esposito

A physician with 25 years’ experience as head of a government clinic in Afghanistan’s Herat province came to the United States in 2019. He holds a degree from an Afghan medical college along with nearly 30 health-related trainings and certifications. However, to support ...

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