Guest blog! Read how Upwardly Global and NYCEDC’s Immigrant Bridge Program is helping to connect high-skilled immigrants to jobs in growth sectors:
Immigrant Bridge is a pilot program designed to help 400 college-educated unemployed or underemployed immigrants with in-demand skills transition into “gateway jobs” in their field. The Program includes a workforce training component to help participants develop individualized career plans, improve their English skills, and prepare for professional jobs.
Upwardly Global is one of four nonprofit organizations partnering with NYCEDC to provide this program, the others being CAMBA, Goodwill Industries, and the Riverside Language Program. An associated loan fund administered by Amalgamated Bank will provide interested participants with $1,000 to $10,000 loans to support their transition to higher paying jobs.
Learn more about NYCEDC’s LINK pilot initiatives designed to connect residents across New York City to growing opportunities in our economy: www.nycedc.com/link