Our employment services help asylum seekers secure and retain safe, legal, and meaningful employment.

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. Our employment program helps asylum seekers learn how to:

Attending ASAP’s job training was the best week of my life in America.
— Mr. A., Nigerian journalist
  • Navigate a local job search

  • Complete a job application

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

  • Craft an elevator pitch

  • Develop interviewing skills

  • Learn about U.S. workplace expectations, benefits, and workers’ rights

  • Learn where to access vocational training and other professional development opportunities