• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

Engineering firm diversifies with immigrants

by on
in Hiring,Human Resources

A Chicago engineering firm is actively hiring legal immigrants in an effort to create a new pipeline of hard-to-find qualified engineers and diversify its workforce.

Greeley and Hansen has hired two immigrant engineers—one from eastern Africa and another from Iraq—through its Global Engineers in Residence program, a six-month apprenticeship developed by the firm in concert with the nonprofit organization Upwardly Global.

The firm’s most recent hire was educated as a civil engineer in Eritrea, but fled the country because the government would not allow him to work in his chosen profession. He emigrated to neighboring Uganda, where he found work as an engineer.

After winning permanent residency in the United States through a “diversity visa” program, the engineer lived with relatives and worked in their auto repair shop, but was unable to find work as an engineer. So he enrolled in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and later applied for the Greeley and Hansen apprenticeship.

Contact: Nancy Stankus, (312) 578-2341.

Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!

Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...

We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.

The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.

" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/34466/engineering-firm-diversifies-with-immigrants "

Leave a Comment