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Chobani CEO To Donate At Least Half Of Wealth To Help Refugees

Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO of the top yogurt brand in the country, Chobani, announced recently he would be giving half of his wealth, estimated at $1.4 billion away to organizations that help refugees around the world. As a skilled Turkish immigrant, Ulukaya came to the U.S. in 1994 and in 2005 founded Chobani and […]

By |September 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GTI Blog Series: Richard Naing

Richard Naing, a Burmese IT professional, civil engineer, and Global Talent Idaho alumnus, authored the second piece in our blog series featuring job seekers, volunteers, employers, and mentors and their stories. Read about his incredible experience below.


After my father, a contracted civil engineer in Myanmar (Burma), […]

By |August 27th, 2015|Press, Success Stories, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

Effects of political corruption lead to Iraqi immigration

On August 8, Alx Stickel of the Idaho Inquisitor released part one of a story documenting the turmoil in and around Baghdad, Iraq which helped lead one GTI Jobseeker, Mohammed Al-Charakh, and his family to Boise. To read the full story, click the link below.


By |August 20th, 2015|Press, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

Highly skilled immigrants reclaim careers in Idaho

This article by  in today’s Boise Urban Magazine was written about Global Talent Idaho’s work to enable highly-skilled immigrants and refugees to reclaim their careers in our community. It focuses on one of our jobseekers, Shwan Al Jaf, an Iraqi chemical engineer who moved to Boise about two years […]

By |August 13th, 2015|Press, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

Guest Opinion: Refugee resettlement in Idaho, U.S. drives economic growth

Nikki Cicerani, CEO of Global Talent Idaho’s partner organization, Upwardly Global, posted an excellent response to refugee opposition in the state with this recent Op-Ed in the Idaho Statesman. She highlights the proven economic improvements that diversity brings to communities and businesses, as well as incredible success stories including recognition of individual refugees by the […]

By |August 12th, 2015|Press, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

GTI Blog Series: “Ready or Not?” by Keith York

Keith York, a professional Business Architect currently working at HP and a GTI volunteer, wrote the inaugural piece of our new blog series featuring volunteers and job seekers. It is a great musing on the impact of a positive attitude and fear of the unknown.

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By |August 3rd, 2015|Press, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

Boise Kids Bond With Refugees At International Camp Celebration

On July 19 in Boise, refugee children from 10 countries around the world joined Boise natives for a two-week summer camp for kids. The campers were exposed to a new, diverse collection of friends and encouraged to dream of a more perfect world.

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By |July 31st, 2015|Press, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

Mayor Bieter Supports Diversity, Highlights Global Talent Idaho

Boise Mayor David Bieter wrote a fantastic op-ed about diversity, immigration, tolerance, and making Boise the most livable city in the country. He notes that encouraging diversity and welcoming immigrants and refugees is not only the right thing to do morally, but it also makes sense for businesses and the development of the Idaho economy. […]

By |July 28th, 2015|Press, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

KBOI, KTVB, KIVI Cover Global Talent Idaho’s July Career Summit

Local News Comes Out in Force for GTI Interviewing and Networking Event

The local affiliates for CBS, Fox, and NBC in Boise each featured segments on Friday, July 24 which covered stories from Global Talent Idaho’s Career Summit the same day. At the event, refugees and immigrants from around the world who have relocated […]

By |July 27th, 2015|Press, Upcoming Events|0 Comments