Upwardly Global Employment Services Advisor Publishes Op-Ed in the Texas Signal

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Shoaib Sahiby, one of Upwardly Global’s trusted Employment Services Advisors, today published an op-ed in the Texas Signal titled “Many Afghans and Ukrainians Arriving will be Stuck in Entry-Level Jobs. They Deserve More.”

“Today, over 2 million immigrants in the U.S. with international credentials and professional experience are working in low-skilled jobs or are unemployed. With the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan last summer, 86,000 Afghans have come to the U.S. in the past year. As we prepare our communities to welcome these refugees, we must help them find meaningful work in their fields. This means giving them the right training and support and preparing employers to recognize their talent, which often looks different than someone trained in America. One analysis found that underemployment among immigrants results in $39.4 billion dollars in lost earnings and $10.2 billion less in tax payments annually. This is particularly troublesome at a time when unemployment in Texas stands at 4.3 percent.”

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