We offer the following services to refugees residing in San Joaquin County:
- Job training, job preparation, and orientation workshops
- Full-time subsidized employment with benefits
- Follow-up and job retention
This program has been designed so that we are able to recruit only the most motivated participants. These are not people being forced to work because of welfare reform. These are people who are willing and motivated to work to provide a better life for themselves and their families.
To Be Eligible For Services
In order to be eligible for this program, a participant must meet all of the following criteria:
- Must have refugee status
- Must be age 18 or older
- Must not be currently working
- Must be a resident of San Joaquin County for at least 3 months and in the USA for at least 1 year.
The Importance of Southeast Asian Staff
As one of California's most highly "refugee-impacted" counties, San Joaquin County (SJC) has 67 refugees per 1,000 residents. The largest sector of that population is Southeast Asian. This group represents more than 7 different languages, the most prominent being Hmong, Cambodian, Vietnamese, and Laotian. Southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders are the fastest growing population in the United States, currently making up 4% of the total population and expected to reach 10% by the year 2050. This is important to SJC businesses because in the next few years they will need to have skilled bi-lingual workers who can service this rapidly growing population.
LKA will carefully screen all applicants to ensure that only the most highly motivated employees are selected to fill the jobs created under this program.
Who Should You Contact
If you need more information regarding Refugee Employment and Assistance Program, please contact: