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New Data From Upwardly Global Projects Afghans Newcomers to Contribute $646M to U.S. Economy

Project Impact on U.S. Economy for Professional Afghans

Professional Afghans that arrived in 2021 are projected to have a major impact on the U.S. economy.

NEW YORK, NY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 19, 2022 / — New findings arrive one-year after 90,000 Afghans fled to the U.S. as result of the fall of Kabul to the Taliban

A year after 90,000 Afghans arrived in the U.S. as a result of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan and the fall of Kabul, new data from Upwardly Global–a workforce development nonprofit–finds that professionals in this group are projected to contribute $646 million in earnings annually to the U.S. economy if adequate career pathways and opportunities are made available.

Today, Upwardly Global is excited to release new data highlighting the potential economic contributions of newly arrived Afghan professionals within their first…

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