Job Readiness @ NCC
WhenJob Readiness- Last Thursday of every month, 9:30am-1:00pm :: Job Club- Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm
WhereNorthwest Community Center
5750 Pineland Dr. | Dallas TX 75231
ContactJean Congera or Sam Lau
When a refugee arrives in the United States, the government provides six months of support during which time the refugee is expected to learn English and find a job. Job hunting is difficult at the best of times, but as a newcomer to the country with a limited grasp of English and American culture, the pressure to find employment before the government support runs out is tremendous.
In an effort to help smooth the way for our refugee friends, Northwest has implemented a Job Readiness program that covers everything from knowing how to dress, to interacting with co-workers, to understanding their pay stubs. Job Readiness usually meets the last Thursday of every month from 9:30am - 1:00pm.
We also have Job Club where we help those who are seeking employment to prepare their resumes and apply for jobs. Job Club meets on Fridays from 10:00am - 12:00pm. We would love for you to join us on Thursday and/or Friday mornings, as volunteers have the opportunity to help teach the class, assist refugees with paperwork and resume prep, and practice their interview skills. If you would like to sign up to volunteer for Job Readiness or Job Club, please sign up via SignUp Genius here.