Even immigrants and refugees who come to the United States with professional work experience and advanced education often struggle to find sustainable employment.
To help this talent pool better integrate into the US economy, Accenture helped Upwardly Global build its online job training platform, which equips jobseekers anywhere in the US with acculturation, job search and technical skills.
To date, our partnership has led to:
jobseekers have accessed online training created by Accenture
of those participants secured professional positions
Upwardly Global alumni
hired at Accenture
by our people in fiscal 2016
Zahia left a good job in Algeria to secure a better future for her family in Houston. She used Upwardly Global’s online training program to help her land a job as a Network Security Engineer with a major energy company.
Diana moved to California from Colombia with an impressive resume but lacked the confidence to find a job. Upwardly Global helped her identify her strengths and she ultimately secured a job at Accenture.
When Wilma emigrated from Ghana, she struggled to find work that matched her qualifications and professional goals. Upwardly Global’s training led her to a consulting job at Accenture.
Despite his experience in IT, Alexandru took a job as a mover when he first moved to Chicago, because it paid the most. With Support from Upwardly Global, he is now using his IT skills again as a software engineer at Accenture, earning three times more than he did as a mover.
"Upwardly Global epitomizes why we all strive to live the American Dream and I am proud to be part of a forward-thinking company that welcomes and celebrates diversity, including our immigrants.”
Melissa Mule, Associate Manager - Accenture
"Hearing stories of passion, dedication and commitment from Upwardly Global immigrants and refugees gives me a new perspective on life and makes me grateful for the opportunities I’ve had.”
Sarah Shier, Senior Analyst, Management Consulting - Accenture
“Accenture is accelerating how we assimilate immigrants and refugees into the US workforce and secure sustainable employment. We rely on their expertise to help prepare our participants for conversations with employers and to help us drive our strategic objectives."
Nikki Cicerani, President & CEO - Upwardly Global