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The hispanics’ share of the U.S. workforce continues to grow at a rapid pace. By 2024, Hispanics are expected to make up 20% of the labor force, up from 15% in 2011.

For many Latino immigrants, low 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 semi-professional 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

Employers seeking to participate in any of the events listed below should contact Rebecca Christenberry at rchristenberry@thelaa.org or 404-982-6897.

Job Seekers seeking to participate in any of the events listed below should contact Patricia Saavedra at psaavedra@thelaa.org or 404-638-1837.

To access our 2019 employment calendar, click here.


Personnel:

Sandra Achury
Managing Director, Economic Empowerment
sachury@thelaa.org
(404) 982-6896

Rebecca Christenberry
Corporate Relations Coordinator
rchristenberry@thelaa.org
(404) 982-6897

Patricia Saavedra
Employment Coordinator
psaavedra@thelaa.org
404-638-1837

 


FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION PLEASE SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS

Upcoming Events

RÉSUMÉ DAY – SUNTRUST

Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Place: Latin American Association
2750 Buford Highway NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

To register click here

To see the flyer click here


MINI JOB FAIR

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Latin American Association
2750 Buford Highway NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

To register click here

GET CERTIFIED & SECURE A JOB IN BANKING

UNIDOS IN FINANCE

A NEW PROGRAM AT THE LAA!

Would you like to start a career in banking?

Want a career path in the finance sector with access to promotions as you grow?

Dreamed about a competitive salary?

This program might be what you’ve been looking for!

This is a eight (8) week training program that will prepare you to access entry level positions at financial institutions such as banks or credit unions. You will learn financial concepts, customer service skills, money handling tips, and acquire tools that will make you a great candidate for a job in the industry. In addition, you will get job readiness support, including mock interviews and resume assistance that will prepare you to secure a job in our banking job fair at the end of the training.

Yes, you got it! You will have a job at the end of the training, if you meet all the requirements.  Get ready for great classes, site visits, and that job you’ve been dreaming about!

Examples of Jobs Waiting for You:

Bank Teller

Customer Service Representative

Relationship Associate or Manager

Program Requirements:

  • Eighteen (18) or older
  • Fully Bilingual (in English and any other language)
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Eligibility to work in the U.S.
  • No Felonies
  • Experience in Customer Service and Cash Handling (at least 6 months)
  • Basic Computer Literacy

This training will be offered 4 times. Starting dates are:*

  • August 5, 2019
  • October 21, 2019
  • January 13, 2020
  • March 23, 2020

*Dates subject to change

How to Register:

  1. You must attend an Orientation to learn about the program. The Orientation will be held at our main office (2750 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30324)

The Orientation will be given on the following dates. Choose the one most convenient for you.

  • Thursday, June 27 at 10 a.m.
  • Monday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 10 at 10 a.m.

Reserve your spot for ONE Orientation here

  1. Apply to the program: The application will be handed out at the Orientation. Deadline to apply is Friday, July 12 at 5:00 p.m
  2. If you are pre-selected, you will be invited to an interview the week of July 22-25.
  3. LAA will announce the cohort of 20 participants on July 26th via email.

 

Contact

Jose Valer | UIF Program Coordinator

Phone: (404) 638-1802 | Email: jvaler@thelaa.org

Weekly Employment Orientation in Spanish

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Job seekers will learn, in Spanish, how to create a résumé/curriculum, how to do the job search, how to use the LAA Job Bank, and what to do in case of problems in the workplace, as well as receiving 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

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In partnership with Goodwill of North Georgia, job seekers will get the opportunity to access individualized assistance. During the LAA Employment Orientation, you will get a referral card to go to any bilingual Goodwill location, where their bilingual staff will assist you creating or updating your résumé, and more.  For additional information please contact Patricia Saavedra at psaavedra@thelaa.org or 404-638-1837

LAA Online Job Bank

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Job Seekers: Visit our bank to find your job! Upload your resume so employers can find you!

Watch this video to learn how to do it.

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 résumé and receive emails alerts from the jobs you want.

Click here to access the Job Bank

Job Fairs

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Recruitment events where Employers or Staffing Agencies will be hiring for different industries and positions. Check our calendar of events at the top of this page and join us with copies of your resume. Events will be held onsite at the LAA Second Floor 10 am – 1 pm. Register at the link provided for each event. Registration links will be provided approximately 3 weeks ahead of the event.

Assistance for Bilingual Professionals

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
    1. Fill out UpGlo’s online application: www.upglo.org/apply
    2. Click Submit
    3. UpGlo will contact you within a few days

Technology Center

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Job seekers can work on their résumé, 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. We also hold Computer Classes in Spanish open to the public. Click here for more information.

FIND THE EMPLOYEES YOUR COMPANY NEEDS TO SUCCEED!

LAA offers a menu of services to assist employers with their hiring needs. Our goal is to connect them with the job seekers in the community. If you need customized services, please contact us and we will explore options to better serve you.

Mini Job Fairs: Scheduled throughout the year, these recruitment events host 5-10 employers on site at the LAA in Atlanta. LAA will take care of the event planning, the promotion of the event in the community and the registration of the job seekers to you. Fees apply. Employers interested in participating in any of these fairs, please contact Rebecca Christenberry.

Corporate Recruitment Events: Same as the Mini Job Fairs, but only one employer will be in the room. Event can be hosted at the company’s choice of location. LAA will take care of the event planning, the promotion of the event in the community and the registration of the job seekers. Fees apply. If interested in this option please contact Rebecca Christenberry.

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. Please contact Rebecca Christenberry for more information.

Click here to visit our Job Bank and at the top go to Employers.

Annual Career Expo: Atlanta’s premier career fair for bilingual individuals looking for employment opportunities. The Career Expo brings together hundreds of qualified job seekers and more than 40 companies, government agencies and nonprofits seeking for bilingual staff.

Next Career Expo will take place on Tuesday, June 25th 2019.

For more information click here

Employers who are interested in participating must contact us at events@thelaa.org

online job bank

Job seekers: Visit our bank to find your job! Either you can search the posted open positions or/and you can upload your resume.

Employers: Post your opening in our bank to find your next employee!

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 job seekers are invited to register by creating a free account, upload your résumé and receive emails alerts from the jobs you want.

Employers are invited to post their openings & search for candidates in a pool of more than 3,000 job seekers to fill your positions.

Click here to access the Job Bank

Atlanta’s premier career fair offering opportunities to bilingual job seekers. The Career Expo brings over 40 companies, government agencies and nonprofits seeking for bilingual staff. The next Career Expo will take place on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019.

JOB SEEKERS:

Registrations for job seekers will open on May 1st 2019 via this website.

Candidates must:

  • Be bilingual.
  • Have at least two years work experience.
  • Be eligible to work in the U.S.

Prior to attending the LAA’s Career Expo, we recommend that you:

  • Prepare your résumé and bring several copies.
  • Research employers that will be at the expo.
  • Upload your résumé to the LAA Job Bank to make yourself known to employers.
  • Practice your elevator pitch.
  • Wear business attire.

EXHIBITORS & EMPLOYERS:

SPONSORSHIPS LEVELS:

Presenting Sponsor $10,000

Gold Sponsor $5,000

Silver Sponsor $2,500

Corporate exhibitors $1,000

Nonprofit exhibitors $250

More information will be posted as the date gets closer.

Employers who are interested in participating feel free to contact us at events@thelaa.org

Dreaming about that job, but you need to get certified?

Here is the information you’ve been looking for!

This is an ongoing collection of online guides for Latino immigrants providing important information on how to become a skilled, licensed professional in the State of Georgia. The goal of this project is to promote self-sufficiency in the Latino community and to allow skilled Latino immigrants to translate their education, skills, and talents to meet Georgia’s licensing requirements.

Substitute Teacher

Teacher

Cosmetology

Real Estate Broker & Sales person

Nail Technician

Accountant CPA

Be aware regulations on these guidelines may change anytime. Make sure you research for the most updated information once you decide to move forward with any selection.