Welcoming City helps New Americans find employment in Central Ohio.
New Americans are eligible to work in the US, drug-free, and have no criminal background. However, the New American workforce is underutilized, because they face unique employment barriers. Usual barriers include limited English proficiency (LEP) and the lack of employment skills: soft skills, understanding of the job market, understanding of opportunities for advancement, etc. Welcoming City is committed to removing these barriers by offering New Americans ESL and workforce development training, while providing them with temporary employment. Our ultimate goal is to put each participant on a permanent career path.
Welcoming City understands the importance of working with the receiving community to address the knowledge gaps in the areas relating to the US immigration policy, world cultures, etc. The goal of working with the general public is to promote a smooth integration of New Americans into the mainstream workforce.