Employment Program

For many asylum seekers, economic survival is imperative to maintain hope and personal dignity. ASAP’s employment program combines a 30-hour job readiness training, individualized career planning, job coaching, informational interview matching, and job placement services as needed. Our goal is to equip asylum seekers with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to secure and retain safe, legal, and meaningful employment. Program participants will:

Attending ASAP’s job training was the best week of my life in America.
— Mr. A., Nigerian journalist and ASAP client
  • Learn strategies to assist with professional career re-entry

  • Receive informational interviews to learn about local employers

  • Build a network of professional contacts

  • Understand how to undertake the U.S. job search process

  • Prepare and tailor a U.S. style resume and cover letter

  • Practice interviewing skills

  • Connect with a network of trusted local employers offering living wage employment

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