Holiday Job Development Strategies, 8 Steps for Effective Cold Calling, & Free Training — Top Picks of the Higher Blog

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Higher logoHigher, one of our units here at LIRS, is an example of how LIRS and our network come together to support and engage migrants. Today, I’m excited once again to share the best content and news from Higher’s blog. You can check back in two weeks for more top picks from the Higher blog.

Higher is an LIRS unit that builds and connects the diverse community of employment professionals, employers, and neighbors who support refugee and immigrant self-sufficiency through employment. Higher supports refugee employment programs across the U.S. resettlement network to strengthen employment outcomes.

Here’s the most exciting news on the Higher blog recently:

Friday Feature:  I Learn America (2013)

This just-released film documents a year in the life of five new immigrant high school students in New York, including Sing Pi, a Burmese Chin refugee resettled in 2009.

Tis the Season:  Holiday Job Development Strategies You Can Use Now

Throughout the holiday season, Higher will offer ideas and analysis to help you navigate seasonal circumstances for employers and special challenges for clients 

FREE ELS, GED and Vocational Training in More than 100 Career FieldsJob Corps offers career development services to at-risk youth ages 16-24.  It’s a great opportunity for many of our clients.  Stay tuned for a webinar next spring.

8 Steps to Get the Most from Cold Calling in a High Volume Shopping Area

Cold call canvassing for job openings can be intimidating.  An afternoon’s work can net immediate openings and employer contacts for longer-term relationship development.

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