Employer Partnership Opportunities

Foreign-born job seekers face barriers and challenges throughout the entire job search process in the U.S., including gaps in their resume, job search strategy support needed and more. In addition, they may face employer implicit bias around unspoken cultural norms or work-authorization confusion. At the same time, corporations are challenged by finding qualified talent and meeting their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) objectives.

UpGlo works with employers to address these barriers through engagement with Human Resources and Talent Acquisition teams, CSR leaders, corporate foundation contacts, business
unit leads, and interested staff champions through the following options. 

High-Impact Volunteer Opportunities

Upwardly Global offers a unique opportunity to enhance your company’s workplace culture through volunteer engagement. Our programs connect volunteers with immigrant and refugee professionals. Volunteers share experience, networks and develop greater loyalty and commitment to their employer when they are involved in meaningful social activity beyond work. Engagements range from one-time opportunities to ongoing leadership opportunities, including:

  • Interview Preparation 
  • Networking
  • Industry-specific guidance 
  • Professional English skills practice
  • Round-table discussions and panel events
  • Professional mentorship

Talent Access

Through a variety of models, Upwardly Global provides employers with a highly educated, skilled talent pool made up of fully work-authorized new Americans. This skilled pipeline of diverse talent is prepared to make real contributions to your company.

Our candidates are:

  • Work Authorized in the U.S. No sponsorship required. 1 in 3 is a refugee, asylee, or SIV.
  • Diverse. 75% identify with communities of color; 50% men 50% women; multilingual
  • Loyal & Driven. Highly motivated, loyal to employers; 90% retention rate at 1 year mark
  • Global. International work experience; represent 150+ different countries.
  • Specialized. Average of 9 years experience, 50% + have management experience
  • Educated. 100% completed a BA/BS or equivalent; 50% have a Master’s degree

Inclusion & Cultural Sensitivity Trainings

We provide D&I training and support to talent acquisition teams before recruitment even begins. Our Inclusion Trainings are designed to complement your existing suite of unconscious bias trainings. By focusing on behaviors that will allow you to be more inclusive of immigrants & refugees, you are setting the tone to be more inclusive of everyone.

DEI Thought Leadership, Branding, Media

By joining Upwardly Global’s 50+ Employer partners, your company has a unique opportunity to become a leader in the I&D space by sharing best practices we learn together along the way, and co-creating media campaigns and opportunities (such as joint articles and social media campaigns) around your deep engagement with us. Your company will have opportunities to share efforts to support diverse communities including immigrants and refugees, gain access to a high-level corporate round table, and share best practices with a range of businesses. Additional sponsorship opportunities include our Annual Gala and more.

Partner with Upwardly Global

We partner with companies to meaningfully advance immigrant and refugee inclusion.
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  • Speed Networking
    Connect with Upwardly Global job seekers at an interactive networking session. Company volunteers gain cross-cultural communication skills while supporting immigrant and refugee job seekers in practicing interview skills and networking.
  • Mock Interviews
    Practice cross-cultural communication skills such as coaching and providing feedback. A mock interview is a practice session that increases job seekers’ confidence, skills, and interview techniques.
  • Mentoring
    Volunteers connect with job seekers for longer-term support with networking and polishing professional English-language skills.
  • Roundtable Discussions
    Corporate leaders share perspectives and tips with job seekers, while also learning from the lived experience of immigrants and refugees.

Branding & Sponsorship Opportunities

Dozens of corporations, foundations, and individuals support Upwardly Global’s impactful work. We partner to elevate the voices and profiles of outstanding individuals and organizations dedicated to the advancement of a more inclusive workforce and to building positive change together.

Talent Access

Through a variety of models, Upwardly Global provides employers with a highly educated, skilled talent pool made up of fully work-authorized new Americans. This skilled pipeline of diverse talent is prepared to make real contributions to your company.
  • One-time opportunities and events pair volunteers with Upwardly Global job seekers to learn about U.S. workplace skills, conduct mock interviews, and/or support resume prep.
  • Professional mentorship opportunities which allow volunteers to engage over several weeks or 3 months with job seekers to support network building, industry-specific guidance, professional English skills, and more.
  • Fireside chats and virtual roundtable discussions allow company leaders and industry experts to share the skills that are needed to enter and thrive in high-demand fields, and to learn from the lived experience and perspectives of immigrants and refugees.

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