Refugee Employment and

Assistance Program

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:

Our Programs

Family Self-Sufficiency

Assist local Hmong refugees in overcoming various social and mental health problems that hinder their ability to become independent and self-sufficient citizens of their local communities.

Food Program

Lao Khmu Association, Inc. sponsors a Food Program through which fresh, processed, and canned foodstuffs are made available to low-income residents in the greater Stockton area.

Senior Health

The Senior Health Program addresses the health issues of importance to senior citizens and recent immigrants of Southeast Asian descent.

Utility Service Assistance

Programs intended to assist Southeast Asian and low-income residents of San Joaquin County to resolve disputes with utility service providers and reduce the cost of services