Integrating Immigrant Workers into the U.S. Economy: Lessons from Leaders in the Field

September 17, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT/11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

Living Cities invites you to join a webinar exploring promising approaches to integrate immigrants into the U.S. workforce.

While many immigrants come to the U.S. in search of greater opportunity, they face many barriers in accessing quality jobs and participating in the local economy. As the U.S. faces a growing skills gap in which production of skilled labor is falling short of projected demand, we can better harness our growing foreign born population by better preparing immigrant workers with the skills needed to access quality employment.
Practitioners across the country are innovating to address this challenge. Join the webinar to hear more about how civic leaders from Maryland to Washington state are promoting approaches that expand access to economic opportunity for immigrants.

The webinar will highlight the challenges and opportunities in integrating immigrant workers in to the local economy. We hope to address question such as:

  • What challenges do immigrants face in preparing for and accessing quality jobs?
  • What are some promising policies and practices that help integrate immigrants into the US workforce?
  • What roles can the public sector play in moving this work forward?
  • How can efforts better engage businesses to directly connect immigrant job-seekers to available jobs?
Presenters will include:
  • Flavia Jimenez, Senior Fellow at the National Skills Coalition
  • Gustavo Torres, Executive Director of CASA de Maryland
  • Cristina Tzintzún, Executive Director of Workers Defense Project
  • Hilary Stern, Executive Director of Casa Latina

Everyone is invited to share their thoughts and questions with on Twitter at @Living_Cities.

Click HERE to register!
This event is an official part of National Welcoming Week. For further information or questions, please contact Juan Sebastian Arias
at 646-442-2218 or

September 17, 2014 at 2pm - 3:30pm