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Harnessing the Talent of Our Immigrant Workforce

Harnessing the Talent of Our Immigrant Workforce


Join us on Wednesday, June 22nd at 11:30 a.m. (ET) at the Morales Group HQ to discuss how to harness the talent of immigrant workers.

The current unemployment rate in Indiana is a mere 2.2% and most employers are hyper-focused on improving and expanding upon their talent acquisition and retention practices.

Now consider that the unemployment rate for foreign-born persons in the United States was 9.2% in 2020, up sharply from 3.1% in 2019, [U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics], creating an improperly tapped pool of incredible talent.

Here in Indiana, we have welcomed immigrants and refugees from more than 160 countries and have over 100 languages used among our residents. With a robust manufacturing and logistics sector in Indiana, many immigrant Hoosiers have found meaningful employment opportunities in the wide variety of warehouses and factories across the state.

Join us as we discuss how you can better harness the talent of immigrant workers to build better futures for more Hoosiers and to help more members of our community thrive.

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Learning objectives: 

  • Gain recruitment best practices for reaching this talent pool
  • Learn culture building tips for inclusive workplace environment
  • Understand how to work through language barriers and gain some communication best practices
  • Explore community skill-building programs to ensure your team members thrive in their professional roles

🍽 This is a luncheon event and food will be provided. Hearty vegetarian options are included.

🤟 An ASL interpreter will be provided.

📆 Wednesday, June 22nd from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. EST

11:30 a.m. — Lunch is served
12:00 p.m. — Program begins
1:00 p.m. — Program concludes

Speaker Information:

Cynthia Hobbs, Outreach Partnerships Manager, Morales Group

Cynthia Hobbs serves as the Outreach Partnerships Manager with the Morales Group. Cynthia is an excellent networker who can identify diverse strategic partnership opportunities to build meaningful relationships with community stakeholders and employers to bridge language accessibility, skills, and employment gaps with the up and coming communities. Cynthia is an accomplished, innovative, culturally sensitive and responsible leader who has achieved to bring a collective of private and not-for-profit organizations to address the multitude needs of the community; more specifically, the barriers to employment. Cynthia’s passion derives from her personal experience as a daughter of Mexican immigrants and as an English Language Learner.

Yaza Swe, Manager of Employment Programs, Exodus Refugee Immigration

Yaza is the manager of the employment programs at Exodus Refugee Immigration. He has been with the company for almost 12 years and has been providing employment services to refugees, asylees, Special Immigrant Visa, and Certified Victims of Human Trafficking clients. The team works with central Indiana employers to partner in job placement, follow-ups, and troubleshooting issues.

Tiffany Hanson, Manager of Strategic Engagement, LUNA Language Services

Tiffany Hanson is an ultimate connector and avid community engagement enthusiast. With a background in marketing and public relations, Tiffany has found a niche in community outreach with a love of developing collaborative opportunities. She spends a majority of her day time hours representing LUNA Language Services, engaged in opportunities to further language access initiatives for immigrants, refugees, and members of the Deaf and hard of hearing communities.

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June 22, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Morales Group, Inc Staffing
5628 West 74th Street
Inddianapolis, IN 46278 United States
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LUNA Language Services
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