New American Workforce Business Letter

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.

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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.

Thank you,

Corporate Roundtable Participants

Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.

Chobani

Driscoll’s

Lyft, Inc.

Uber Technologies Inc.

Walmart, 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

Marek

Parkinson Construction Company Inc.

The Betsy – South Beach

Valley View Casino and Hotel

World Education, Inc.

Associations/Organizations

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

 

[i] https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/forbrn.pdf

 

 

 

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