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 Employment 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.
Nov 17 – Mini Job Fair
Job seekers register here
Feb. 21, 2018 – Mini Job Fair
Apr. 18, 2018 – Mini Job Fair
Jun. 20, 2018 – Career Expo
Managing Director, Economic Empowerment
Assistance for Job Seekers
Weekly Employment Orientation in Spanish
Jobseekers will learn how to create a résumé/curriculum, how to do the job search, how to use the LAA Job Bank, what to do in case of problems in the workplace and receive resources about education, financial literacy, emergency contacts and other LAA services.
When: Tuesdays at 11:30am and Wednesdays at 2:00pm. No pre-registration is required. Please be on time as we respect and value your time.
One-on-One Employment Assistance
In partnership with Goodwill of North Georgia, you will have access to individualized assistance the first Tuesday of the month in the Latin American Association 1:30 – 4:30pm. We encourage you to attend the Employment Orientation before you schedule a one-on-one session. During the Orientation you will get a referral card to go to any bilingual Goodwill location and we will connect you with the bilingual person who can assist you.
LAA Online Job Bank
Visit our bank to find your job. We work with employers, including large & small businesses, multinational corporations and government agencies, in order to stay on top of current hiring needs. The postings are constantly changing with new openings, so register to use our Bank, upload your resume and receive emails alerts from the jobs you want.
After attending the Orientation, jobseekers will be able to upload their resume at the bank. This way, employers are able to contact suited prospects directly.
Recruitment events where Employers or Staffing Agencies will be hiring for different industries and positions. Check our calendar of events here and join us with copies of your resume. Events will be held onsite at the LAA’s second floor between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Register at the link provided for each event. Registration links will be provided approximately 3 weeks in advance.
Next Hiring Event
Date: Friday, November 17
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
To register, click here.
Employers: ABM, Grady Hospital, ATL Search Group, and Omni Hotels
Open positions: Aircraft cabin cleaner, Baggage handler, CMAs, LPNs, Warehouse workers, Administrators, Outside sales, Housekeeper, Lobby attendant, among others.
For more details on job fair, click here.
For additional details on available positions, click here.
LULAC EHAT Technology Center
Jobseekers can work on their resume and job search at our state of the art Technology Center donated by LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) and COX Enterprises, Inc.
Develop your digital skills and find resources that will help you in your job search. The center is open 9am-5pm every day.
Annual Career Expo
Atlanta’s premier career fair offering opportunities to bilingual professionals. The Annual Career Expo brings over 40 companies, government agencies and nonprofits seeking for bilingual staff.
The next Career Expo will take place on Wednesday, June 20th 2018 at the Latin American Association.
Registrations for jobseekers will open on May 1st 2018 via this website.
Bilingual Professional Services
UpGlo (Upwardly Global) is focused on helping foreign-trained immigrants and refugees integrate into the American workforce. They provide soft skill training and job coaching to help bilingual candidates find that first professional job in the US. The program is free.
- How to Apply
- Fill out UpGlo’s online application here.
- Click Submit.
- UpGlo will contact you within a few days.
Assistance for Employers
LAA Online Job Bank:
Share your hiring needs with the community by posting your employment opportunities and search through a pool of more than 3,000 resumes for qualified candidates. Fees apply depending on the services you select with discounts available for selected positions.
For more information, please contact Denisse Williams at email@example.com or 404-638-1837.
Mini Job Fairs
Scheduled throughout the year, these recruitment events host 5-10 employers on site at the LAA.
Employers interested in participating in any of these fairs, please contact Denisse Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-638-1837.
Staffing Agency Recruitment Event
Scheduled throughout the year, LAA invites different staffing agencies to share their hiring needs with us. Events will be on site at the LAA. Employers interested in participating in any of these events, please contact Denisse Williams at email@example.com or 404-638-1837.
Annual Career Expo
Atlanta’s premier career fair for bilingual individuals looking for professional employment opportunities. The Career Expo brings together hundreds of qualified jobseekers and more than 40 companies, government agencies and nonprofits seeking for bilingual staff.
Next Career Expo will take place on Wednesday, June 20th 2018 at the Latin American Association. Employers who are interested in participating must contact Natalie Giles-Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org.