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.
To access our 2018 employment calendar, click here.
Employers seeking to participate in any of the events list below should contact Rebecca Christenberry at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 982-6897.
Job Seekers seeking to participate in any of the events listed below should contact Denisse Williams at email@example.com or (404) 638-1837.
Assistance for Job Seekers & Employers
Annual Career Expo
Atlanta’s premier career fair for bilingual individuals looking for professional 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.
The next annual Career Expo will take place on Wednesday, June 20th 2018 at the Latin American Association.
Registration for job seekers will open on May 1st 2018 via this website. Employers who are interested in participating must contact Natalie Giles-Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional event details, click here.
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.
Mini Job Fairs
Scheduled throughout the year, our recruitment events host 5-10 employers on site at the LAA and give Employers and Staffing Agencies the opportunity to screen and hire for available positions in their respective industries. Events will be held onsite at the LAA’s second floor between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Registration links will be provided approximately 3 weeks in advance. Job seekers seeking to register, should look under the “Next Hiring Events” section on this page for instructions.
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.
Weekly Employment Orientation in Spanish
Job seekers 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.
LAA Online Job Bank
Job Seekers: 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, job seekers will be able to upload their resume at the bank. This way, employers are able to contact suited prospects directly.
Employers: 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.
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.
LULAC EHAT Technology Center
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.