Afghan evacuees enrich Wisconsin’s workforce

By Zehn Wang Wisconsin Watch ‘They can bring so much’ WISCONSIN – Ali Akbar Gholami arrived in the United States last September with little more than his work ID. He had no time to gather much else as the Taliban took over the Afghanistan capital of Kabul and escalated a humanitarian crisis, prompting the U.S. to airlift him and 76,000 Afghan nationals to safety. With him, Gholami – who speaks fluent English, studied civil aviation for two years and previously worked at Kabul International Airport – brought skills and a work ethic American employers desire amid a tight labor market, […]

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