Tuesday, March 18, 2014

St. Louis Mosaic Project: Skilled Immigrants Connect for Success

Here is another area trying to make use of their skilled immigrant population. Our country needs these educated workers.   - - Donna Poisl


Miguel Cedeno, of the Dominican Republic, recently moved to St. Louis when his wife received a job transfer Professional Connector #1 Dunkin Cedenofrom Nestle Purina. Miguel, like many immigrants in our bi-state region, carries an advanced degree and has extensive work experience outside the United States.

Miguel holds a Master’s Degree in Logistics Management with nine years of experience in marketing, business intelligence and finance. Despite his impressive professional background, Miguel, as with many immigrants, had difficulty finding work in St. Louis for a variety of reasons, namely a lack of a professional network.

To address this challenge, the St. Louis Mosaic Project created the Professional Connector Program, which launched in January of this year. Based on an award-winning program in Halifax, Canada, the St. Louis Mosaic Project’s Professional Connector Program helps skilled foreign-born individuals holding long-term U.S. work authorization network to find a job.
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