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    Helping refugee job seekers get online and learn

    Day 112

    An Extra Resource

    “The small details are the ones that make the difference.”

    Adejobi is originally from Nigeria. He now works at Upwardly Global as their computer tech, but it wasn’t so long ago that he was new to the U.S. and enrolled in their job seekers program. He learned then that successfully navigating even small cultural differences between Nigeria and the U.S. can go a long way in the job search.

    “I took my time taking Upwardly Global’s online courses,” says Adejobi of the online job search training that the organization requires. “I didn’t want to rush. I really wanted to be able to understand.”

    As Upwardly Global’s tech support, Adejobi knows both the value those online courses provide, but also the stumbling blocks to accessing them.

    “Some job seekers don’t have computers,” he said. “Sometimes they come into the office to borrow one, but we only have one extra. Staff will let them borrow their own.”

    For Day 112, we’re helping ease the problem with a simple fix – extra computers.

    We purchased two extra laptop computers that job seekers can use whenever the office is open. That way, they know that there’s always that resource available to them – it’s one less hurdle to landing a job.

    “Having two additional computers, that’s really awesome,” said Adejobi. “These courses help you learn that you don’t have to start over again. They just help you figure out how to take that next step.”

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