Mosaic Project Ex. Director and other St. Louis officials crafted a strategy to help increase population through foreign-born residents and retaining international students

ST. LOUIS — Among the dozens of job openings at The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Clayton, General Manager Amanda Joiner needed an employee to handle payroll.

So when Betsy Cohen told her she knew a refugee from Afghanistan in the St. Louis area with a finance background, Joiner jumped at the opportunity to give Valy Sediqi an interview. Cohen is executive director of the St. Louis Mosaic Project, which connects foreign-born newcomers with resources including job openings. Read More