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 Economic Empowerment 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 Economic Empowerment Department will give you the tools you need to start your job search, including résumé tips, list of staffing agencies, LAA Job Bank, resource guide and much more.

Join us for a 90-minute employment orientation every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. and every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the LAA. No registration required.

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 four to eight employers and hosted on-site at the LAA. Dates for upcoming mini job fairs are:  Wednesday, August 23 and Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

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

Upcoming Events:
Highway Construction Job Fair on Friday, July 21, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Georgia Highway Contractors Association members will be on-site hiring for various positions. Join us at 10 a.m. for an orientation about available jobs and training opportunities, salaries and benefits. The job fair will follow the orientation. Click here to register. To learn about the positions available, visit www.georgiaroadjobs.com. Click here for flier in Spanish.

Résumé Day with SunTrust on Wednesday, August 9, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Need a job? Need help with your résumé? SunTrust employees will be providing personalized assistance with your résumé. Click here to reserve your spot.

JC Penney Job Fair on Thursday, August 10
Please stay tuned for more information

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 40 companies, government agencies and nonprofits searching for bilingual talent.

Next year’s Career Expo will take place on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the Latin American Association.

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

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

Employers who are interested in participating in the 2018 Career Expo must contact Natalie Giles-Klein at ngiles-klein@thelaa.org or 404.638.1820.

Click here for more information on the 2017 Career Expo.