It’s been 6 years since New American Workforce’s foundation, and we have partnered with over 400 employers to offer immigrant integration services to their employees, such as citizenship legal assistance and English classes.
Today, we’re excited to share that many of those partner employers have signed our New American Workforce letter, lifting up the value of these workers to their operations and as contributors of the American workforce.
New American Workforce Business Letter
To: American Companies and Business Leaders
Since its foundation, the United States has been a home to immigrants, who come with dreams and in search of greater opportunities. These newcomers embody America’s identity and are important contributors of economic growth and social, civic, and cultural life.
As a collection of global companies and business leaders, we are grateful that 41 million immigrants from all over the world came to the United States to raise their families, seek an education, and contribute to our communities and companies. They represent one in six workers and help America remain economically strong in a globally competitive market.
Our labor force will only continue to grow and diversify. The foreign born portion of the total U.S. working population increased from 13.1% in 2000 to 17.4% in 2018.[i] Due to the increase, we understand the necessity to support immigrant integration at work and in society. Through this support, we are helping newcomers more quickly contribute and better utilize their skills and talents, which benefits their families, employers, communities, and our economy.
We are pleased that these companies have supported immigrant integration through establishing company practices, offering worksite services, initiating pro-immigrant communications efforts and immigration policy advocacy. Specifically, some companies, like Walmart and NVIDIA, are helping their immigrant employees and family members with the naturalization process, while other companies, like Lyft and Chobani, have offered English classes to their workers.
We encourage all companies to support their diverse workforce by offering immigrant integration services at their workplaces, aiming to continue to create a welcoming environment for all newcomers and building communities where all can thrive.
Corporate Roundtable Participants
Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.
Uber Technologies Inc.
New American Workforce Partners
Best Western Plus, Island Palms Hotel & Marina
City of San Diego
City of San Jose, Office of Immigrant Affairs
Dream Hotel South Beach Miami
Embassy Suites, San Diego
Executive Office of the Mayor, Washington D.C.
Grand Hyatt, San Diego
Hilton Inn, San Diego Bayside
Hilton San Diego Airport, Harbor Island
Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn
Hunter Industries Inc.
InterContinental Hotel Miami
Parkinson Construction Company Inc.
The Betsy – South Beach
Valley View Casino and Hotel
World Education, Inc.
Greater Miami and The Beaches Hotel Association
Healthcare Council National Capital Area
Idaho Dairymen’s Association
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
U.S. – Mexico Chamber of Commerce
United States Small Business Owners Association