Please join us in welcoming Jose Martinez as the new project manager for Global Talent. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Jose has an extensive international business background and first-hand experience navigating Idaho’s job market.
Global Talent, a program of the Idaho Office for Refugees, helps college-educated new Americans reclaim their professional careers in Idaho. Through the program, job seekers have access to personalized training and career coaching, and Idaho employers are connected to a larger pool of skilled workers.
Jose replaces Ashley Davis, who led Global Talent for almost four years and is now on to her next adventure: backpacking across Idaho.
“Our recovering economy stands to benefit now more than ever from the education, multilingualism and years of experience that Global Talent job seekers bring to our state,” Ashley said, “and Jose is well-positioned to help local businesses make these hiring connections."
Jose himself is an alumnus of the Global Talent program. Married for 23 years with three children, Jose and his family decided to make Idaho their home and are more than happy with that decision.
Global Talent is also excited to announce that Heather Webster has stepped into the role of Employment Services Associate. Heather grew up in Boise and attended Biola University in Los Angeles, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Studies, Secondary Education, and Social Science.
Heather moved back to the Pacific Northwest where she continued working with culturally diverse communities in the education and the nonprofit sector. She brings to Global Talent a wide spanning network of professional contacts and hands-on experience coaching individuals to reach their full potential. Heather is passionate about making the Treasure Valley a place where all people can live, work, and thrive.
Since 2015, Global Talent has:
To learn more and contact Global Talent, visit glotalent.org or connect with Jose at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author: Holly Beech
Holly is the communication specialist for the Idaho Office for Refugees. Contact her at email@example.com.
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