Good Wednesday friends! Today in La Voz with Mariel Fiori is education and work day.

I spoke with Mercedes Padilla, a public information officer for the New York State Office, about expanding the Professional Pathways program, which helps highly-skilled immigrants find jobs. As part of the program expansion that began in 2021, a total of $4.38 million in state-funded grants will be awarded to community providers to support career training and job placement efforts for a greater number of highly-skilled immigrants in New York. The grants will be awarded over three years and are administered by the New York State Office for New Americans. The program is specifically designed for fields that currently need highly-skilled workers in New York State, including architecture, engineering, information technology, education, social work, economics, business management, and journalism. Participants in this program must be authorized to work in the US. More information about the Career Pathways program and how to apply is available here.

For any immigrant who needs assistance, or to connect with ONA programs, call the New Americans hotline at 1-800-566-7636, 9:00am to 8:00pm, Monday through Friday. All calls are confidential. Support is available in more than 200 languages.

What do you think, working from home is healthy or not? I shared some information about it that perhaps changed what they thought before.

Also, I told you about two job opportunities with the Good Work Institute, and other news.