On June 23, 2022, Upwardly Global welcomed our partners at Fragomen -the premiere law firm providing exclusively immigration service- for a special presentation on legal pathways for Ukrainian refugees in the U.S. The presentation orients employers to the relevant information needed to hire Ukrainians in the U.S including further detail on the U4U program, asylum, humanitarian parole and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) statuses.
Thousands of displaced Ukrainian professionals will be entering the U.S. workforce in the next 12-18 months, and beyond. This new talent-rich pipeline creates key opportunities for employers to recruit and hire skilled professionals from this displaced talent pool and demonstrate genuine commitment to CSR during a challenging humanitarian crisis.
This is part of Upwardly Global’s strategic response to President Biden’s recently announced parole program known as Uniting for Ukraine (U4U), to allow eligible Ukrainian nationals with U.S.-based sponsors to come to the United States on parole. Over 6,500 have already arrived in the United States under this program.=
In May 2022, Upwardly Global sent a cohort from its Executive Leadership Team to Warsaw, Poland to meet with employers and assess the challenges faced by Ukrainian refugee jobseekers. For insights and additional employer-related information, check out our Employer Action Guide on the Ukraine Crisis.
Upwardly Global is committed to breaking down barriers for immigrant and refugee professionals, and to move the business community towards more inclusive recruiting, hiring, and retention practices. To learn more about employer engagement work, or to join our invite-only DEI Employer Working Group, contact Kim Cohen, Director of Employer engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org