Hispanics’ share of the U.S. workforce continues to grow at a rapid pace. By 2018, Hispanics are expected to make up 18% of the labor force, up from 15% in 2011.

For many Latino immigrants, however, poor English-language proficiency, low educational levels and lack of college or professional credentials constitute major barriers to labor force participation and career advancement.

Our Workforce Development Department offers an array of services for professional and semiprofessional job seekers. Job seekers have access to  recruiting sessions with top Atlanta employers and a robust job bank. We work closely with employers to understand what they are looking for in potential hires and to assist them in recruiting bilingual talent. Our annual Career Expo attracts hundreds of bilingual job seekers every year.

Contact our Economic Empowerment Department staff:

Sandra Achury
Managing Director

Employers please contact:
Denisse Williams
Economic Empowerment Coordinator


Navigating the Job Search Process

Preparing a résumé and looking for a job can seem like a daunting task. The staff in our Workforce Development Department will help you navigate as you set out to search for a job or change employers.

Join us for a 90-minute employment orientation every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the LAA.

For more information, send an email to dwilliams@thelaa.org


Mini Job Fairs and Recruitment Events

Mini job fairs are customized recruitment events featuring up to six employers and hosted on site at the LAA.

Dates for upcoming job fairs with employers or staffing agencies are:  Wednesday, August 23, 2017 and Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

Click here for the 2017 calendar of job fairs and recruitment events.

Questions? Send an email to dwilliams@thelaa.org

Job Bank

We work with employers, including multinational companies, small businesses and government agencies, so that we stay on top of current hiring needs. We constantly update our Job Bank with new job openings. Browse current job openings, post your résumé and receive alert emails for the jobs you want when you register to use our constantly updated Job Bank. Recent listings include TV producer for Public Broadcasting Atlanta, medical interpreter, software engineer and teller for Bank of America.

Access our free Job Bank

Annual Career Expo

Our annual Career Expo is Atlanta’s premier career fair for bilingual individuals looking for professional and semiprofessional employment opportunities. The Career Expo brings together hundreds of qualified job seekers and more than 30 companies, government agencies and nonprofits searching for bilingual talent.

This year’s Career Expo will take place on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Latin American Association.

• Be bilingual
• Have at least two years of work experience
• Be eligible to work in the United States

Click here to register.

If you need help getting your résumé ready for Career Expo, sign up for Résumé Day with Deloitte professionals on Friday, June 9, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Click here to register.

Job seekers with questions should send am email to employmentservices@thelaa.org

Employers who are interested in participating in the 2017 Career Expo must contact Gisella Cattaneo at gcattaneo@thelaa.org.

Click here for more information on the 2017 Career Expo.