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  • Employment Services and Workforce Development (Maricopa)

    Remote Job Readiness Resources for Clients with Lower Levels of Digital Literacy

    Switchboard recently published a blog post on Virtual Job Readiness Resources for Clients With Online Access. But how are agencies continuing job readiness training when participants don’t have access to technology or lack digital literacy skills? This post includes job readiness resources for supporting clients without online access and/or digital skills, informed by strategies refugee service providers have begun implementing nationwide. For more information, click here.

    International Rescue Committee

    4425 W Olive Ave #400
    Glendale, AZ 85302

    Employment Services and Workforce Development
    The IRC assists employable clients by pairing them with an employment specialist that actively pursues job development and employment placement, as well as providing vocational coaching and on-the-job training. The employment team works closely with case managers, eligibility specialists, and adult education to provide well-rounded and comprehensive case management.
    Mohammed Alqaysi: 602-433-2440 x221 | Mohammed.Alqaysi@Rescue.Org

    Job Readiness Training
    Job Readiness Training introduces participants to the U.S. workforce with a heavy focus on workforce culture. The training covers the importance of having and keeping employment, ways to find employment, applications, resumes, interviews, and appropriate workforce conduct. Participants receive a certificate of completion for full participation.
    Ashley Hoober: 602-433-2440 x238 | Ashley.Hoober@rescue.org

    Vocational Career Program
    IRC offers targeted employment training to assist individuals in entering specific industries. Programs include vocational English and vocabulary, computer literacy, mathematics, personal finances, hands on skills training, and tours of potential employers. Recent programs include hospitality and manufacturing.
    Melissa Maness: 602-433-2440 x265 | Melissa.Maness@rescue.org

    Friendly House

    802 S 1st Ave

    Phoenix, AZ 85003

    College and Career Readiness

    Lilibeth Santiago: (602) 416-7227 | lilibeth.santiago@friendlyhouse.org

    Elmer Villa: (602) 416-7250 | elmer.villa@friendlyhouse.org

    Brenda Ortiz: (602) 416-7215 | brenda.ortiz@friendlyhouse.org

    Maribel Coronado: (602) 416-7254 | maribel.coronado@friendlyhouse.org

    Pathways to Justice Careers

    Mariana Torres: (602) 416-7239 | mariana.torres@friendlyhouse.org

    Maria Duran: (602) 416-7263 | maria.duran@friendlyhouse.org

    Kevin Partida: (602) 416-7237 | kevin.partida@friendlyhouse.org

    Yesenia Diaz: (602) 416-7212 | yesenia.diaz@friendlyhouse.org

    Alejandra Naranjo: alejandra.naranjo@friendlyhouse.org

    Lutheran Social Services – New American Pathways

    Provides a personalized path to education and skilled employment for refugees and asylees. This program includes financial assistance, personalized case management, and career mentors. For refugees, asylees, and asylum seekers from any resettlement agency ages 16-24. English is preferred but not required.

    2502 E. University Dr. Suite 125

    Phoenix, AZ 85034

    Rafiki Niyonzima, rniyonzima@lss-sw.org | (480) 396-3795 x 1214

    Natasha Cote, ncote@lss-sw.org | (480) 396-3796 x 1217

     

    Lutheran Social Services – Refugee Youth Career Pathways

    Provides a personalized path to education and skilled employment for refugees and asylees. This program includes financial assistance, personalized case management, and career mentors. For refugees, asylees, and asylum seekers from any resettlement agency ages 24+. Conversational English is required.

    2502 E. University Dr. Suite 125

    Phoenix, AZ 85034

    Michelle Buttrum, mbuttrum@lss-sw.org | (480) 396-3795 x 1204

     

    The Welcome to America Project – Arizona Refugee Career Pathways Program

    Arizona State University (ASU)Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona (GCNA), and the Welcome to America Project (WTAP) are collaborating to offer resettled refugees in the metro Phoenix area an opportunity to gain valuable job skills training, career guidance, and English language training.

    If you are selected, there is no cost to participate, and direct assistance may be available in some cases.

    To participate in the AZRCP program apply here.

    As a participant, you will work directly with a Career Navigator over the course of one year on an Individualized Career Development Plan, resume building, and interview techniques to help you secure a job, advance in your current career, or make a career change. You will also learn of employment opportunities through our network of partners and interact with practitioners through an interactive Speaker Series.

    We offer job skills training for employment in many areas including:
    • Finance and Insurance
    • Healthcare and Social Assistance
    • Administrative Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

    More information on this listing can be found here.

     

    The Migrant Institute of Language & Computer Literacy (MILCL)

    The Migrant Institute of Language & Computer Literacy (MILCL) the 21st century model of job skills program that prepares our young and adult migrants from all over the world to enter or re-enter today’s complex and competitive job market. This is the place where anyone can benefit from a network of quality training that covers the areas of job readiness, financial literacy, computer literacy, and English language proficiency (ESL). MILCL is committed to offering a series of 3-month short sessions to empower the most vulnerable and equip them with the job skills they need to succeed with well-paying jobs and career opportunities. Learn more about MILCL on their website here.

     

    St. Joseph the Worker Employment Bridge Program

    The mission of St. Joseph the Worker is to assist homeless, low-income and other disadvantaged individuals in their efforts to become self-sufficient through quality employment. SJWs Employment Bridge Program provides clients with support for budgeting and financial planning, conflict management training, and more. More information on the Employment Bridge Program, click here.

  • Employment Services and Workforce Development (Pima)

    Remote Job Readiness Resources for Clients with Lower Levels of Digital Literacy

    Switchboard recently published a blog post on Virtual Job Readiness Resources for Clients With Online Access. But how are agencies continuing job readiness training when participants don’t have access to technology or lack digital literacy skills? This post includes job readiness resources for supporting clients without online access and/or digital skills, informed by strategies refugee service providers have begun implementing nationwide. For tips and resources for clients with lower levels of digital literacy, click here.

    Interfaith Community Services

    ICS Workforce Development Centers (WDC) support clients to develop the skills and confidence needed to secure a job and stay employed. From job readiness to soft skill development and budget planning, the WDC’s are changing lives. Expert volunteers are on hand to help identify opportunities and navigate the employment application process. In addition to general support and coaching, WDC volunteers also provide resume and cover letter writing and review assistance, online job search, and application submissions. All services are free. For more information, click here 

    Workforce Development – ICS Northwest Center
    2820 West Ina Road
    Tucson, AZ 85741
    By appointment
    Friday mornings from 9am-1:00pm
    (520) 526-9320

    Workforce Development
    8701 E Old Spanish Trail
    Tucson, AZ 85710
    By appointment
    Friday mornings from 9am-1:00pm
    (520) 731-3076

    International Rescue Committee:

    Employment Services

    Refugee clients receive one-on-one job counseling with employment specialists to best align their skills, interests and experience with available employment opportunities. Clients are prepared for their specific job searches and job interviews. Once hired, they receive assistance to ensure that they fully understand their rights, responsibilities, and work schedules. Employment specialists conduct post-placement follow-ups to assist refugees retain their jobs and assist employers with any challenges or questions.

    Katrina Martinez: 520-319-2128 x106 | Katrina.Martinez@rescue.org

    Job Readiness Training

    Job readiness classes are offered weekly to prepare refugees for the American workforce. The classes provide vocational English language training and simulate different work environments. Classes also cover topics such as interview preparation and labor laws. Upon successful completion of the job readiness training, refugees are equipped with the tools to apply for job and retain positions in many industries, such as hospitality, in-home health care, food safety, and more.

    Katrina Martinez: 520-319-2128 x106 | Katrina.Martinez@rescue.org

  • Job Search and Online Employment Training Resources

    AZ Job Connection

    AZ Job Connection is a web-based job-matching and labor market information system. AZ Job Connection provides job seekers, employers, and training providers with easy-to-use tools that support a wide range of activities. As a service of the public workforce system, AZ Job Connection is completely free for you to use. azjobconnection.gov

     

    AZ Hire Me

    AZ Hire Me is a local non-profit that provides the community with employment based resources to help eliminate barriers to employment. azhireme.com/jobfairs

     

    AZ Retail Career

    AZ Retail Career is Arizona’s only targeted retail sector-focused resource for information and tools for job seekers, frontline workers, retail employers and workforce development professionals. The website includes training resources and offers help to begin your career in retail. For more information go to https://azretailcareers.com/

     

    Arizona@Work

    ARIZONA@WORK is the statewide workforce development network that helps employers of all sizes and types recruit, develop and retain the best employees for their needs. For job seekers throughout the state, we provide services and resources to pursue employment opportunities. By developing our state’s workforce and matching employers with job seekers, we strengthen Arizona’s economy. https://arizonaatwork.com/

     

    Chicanos Por La Causa

    CPLC Workforce Solutions connects education with employment by partnering with employers to determine their needs and bringing together job seekers to fill open positions. https://www.cplcworkforce.org/

    CPLC Workforce Solutions Phoenix
    7611 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85033
    (602) 527-8451
    workforce@cplc.org
    https://www.facebook.com/CPLCWORKS

    CPLC Workforce Southern Arizona
    1525 N Oracle Rd Tucson, AZ 85705
    https://www.facebook.com/CPLCWorkSAZ 

     

    Dress for Success – Maricopa County

    The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. phoenix.dressforsuccess.org

     

    Fresh Start Women’s Foundation: E-Learning Center – Maricopa County

    Fresh Start is proud to partner with Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona to provide a range of services within our E-Learning Center. The Center is equipped with free access to Internet-connected computers, and printers. www.freshstartwomen.org/our-services/career-and-education/career-training

    Fresh Start Women’s Foundation: Computer Literacy – Maricopa County

    Fresh Start’s Computer Literacy Program serves to teach women the computer skills necessary to secure employment and advance in the workplace as well as to effectively utilize computers to support their professional and personal goals. Fresh Start offers beginning through advanced courses to give clients the skills they need to master Microsoft Office Products. Whether you are just starting out or need to brush up on your existing skills, we have a course for you. www.freshstartwomen.org/our-services/career-and-education/computer-literacy

     

    GCF Global – Creating Opportunities for a Better Life

    Free online learning program for those looking to improve their computer skills, work skills, math, reading, and writing. edu.gcfglobal.org

     

    Goodwill Industries

    Our career services are free of charge to help you land a job and advance your career. You’ll have access to everything from skills training, career coaching, resume review, certifications, hiring events, and more. Find a career center here.

     

    Jobs for Humanity

    Jobs for Humanity paves the way to a fairer future for all by connecting historically underrepresented talent to welcoming employers. Millions of people face a disproportionate lack of opportunity in the job market. Recognizing this, we’re building a community of volunteers and activists to work together to ensure that the blind, the neurodivergent, Black leaders, single moms, refugees, and returning citizens have equal access to employment opportunities.

    https://www.jobsforhumanity.com/refugees/

     

    My Next Move

    What do you want to do for a living? Search careers by keywords, industry or tell us what you like to do. www.mynextmove.org

     

    Pima County One Stop Career Center  – Pima County

    The Pima County One-Stop Career Center is here to help you get back to work! The One-Stop works with local businesses and identifies job opportunities you might not find elsewhere. Below is a listing of current openings as of March 8 to assist you in your search, and there are links to other employment resources at the bottom. Click here to find job openings in Pima County.

     

    Pipeline AZ

    Pipeline AZ has employment, education, and financial resources to help you find a job with Arizona employers hiring now and resources to help navigate career change. To access the resources and find more information on Pipeline AZ, go to  https://covid19.pipelineaz.com/

     

    PPEP Inc. – Pima County

    PPEP’s Adult Employment and Vocational Training Programs provide a variety of education, employment and training services.  Target populations are Adults, Dislocated Workers, Older Workers, Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers and their dependents.

    802 E. 46th Street
    Tucson, AZ 85713
    (520) 622-3553
    dnoriega@ppep.org
    https://www.ppep.org/

  • Know Your Rights

    Resources for Employment


    IER Website Referral Resource List

    Worker Hotline: 1-800-255-7688
    Employer Hotline: 1-800-255-8155
    Teletypewriter (TTY): 202-616-5525 & 1-800-237-2515

    Employment Rights and Resources for Refugees and Asylees

    A flyer discussing asylees’ and refugees’ employment rights and how to get help.

    Download (PDF, 373KB)

    https://www.justice.gov/crt/worker-information

     

    U.S Employers’ Guide to Hiring Refugees

    Download (PDF, 3.44MB)

    Lutheran Social Services

     

    Information for Refugees and Asylees about the Form I-9

    This flyer provides refugees and asylees with information on the Form I-9 and how to get help from IER for possible discrimination in this process.

    Available in  Amharic,  ArabicArmenian,  Burmese,  ​ English,  FarsiFrench,  Karen,  KayahNepaliRussianSimplified ChineseSomaliSpanishSwahili,  TigrinyaUkrainian, and Urdu.

    Download (PDF, 381KB)

    https://www.justice.gov/crt/worker-information

    Name and Social Security Number (SSN) “No Match” Information for Employees

    A document that includes a Q&A explaining possible causes for receiving a Social Security Number no-match, how to respond, and how to get help.

    Available in SpanishArabicEastern PunjabiHaitian CreoleHindiKoreanRussianSimplified ChineseTagalogTraditional ChineseUrduVietnameseWestern Punjabi.

    Download (PDF, 237KB)

    https://www.justice.gov/crt/worker-information

     

    Protecting Your Right to Work

    An overview explaining how to identify possible discrimination under the INA’s anti-discrimination provision and how to get help.

    Download (PDF, 654KB)

    https://www.justice.gov/crt/worker-information

     

    Information for Employers About Citizenship Status Discrimination

    Information for employers on how to avoid citizenship status discrimination in hiring, firing, recruitment or referral for a fee under the INA.

    Download (PDF, 964KB)

    https://www.justice.gov/crt/employer-information

  • Employment W-2 Tax Information

    Tax Information


    The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help for taxpayers who have disabilities or limited English. The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) can assist anyone over the age of 60. Must make $56,000 or less for VITA

    To find the nearest VITA or TCE location near you, click here.

    General Instructions for W-2 and W-3 Forms, click here.

  • Current Job Openings in Maricopa County

    Current Job Openings in Maricopa County

    If you want to list a job opening on RISP-Net, email the position description to info@rispnet.com

  • Current Job Openings in Pima County

    Current Job Openings in Pima County

    If you want to list a job opening on RISP-Net, email the position description to info@rispnet.com

    • Refugee and Immigration Policy Associate with the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) will provide technical assistance and subject matter expertise on human services for refugees from Afghanistan. This 18-month position will oversee a special initiative within APHSA’s policy team.. Click here to learn more and to apply.
    • Openings at Refugee Resettlement Agencies – There are currently several job openings at all the Resettlement Agencies in Arizona due to the need to increase capacity to support Afghan Nationals.
      • IRC Arizona (Phoenix and Tucson) – click here
      • Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest RYMP Case Manager – click here

      Check out Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) Workforce Southern Arizona on Facebook to see quality jobs, careers, and training opportunities for youth and adults in Southern Arizona. Click here or go to https://www.facebook.com/CPLCWorkSAZ

    • Employment Specialist at IRC Tucson – The Employment Specialist is responsible for managing the provision of services to assist newly arrived refugee clients to attain self sufficiency through employment. Specifically, the Employment Specialist provides services that include employer and market development, employment search, client and employer preparation, job placement, career enhancement, job training and assessment and follow-up, and enrollment assistance with Arizona Unemployment Insurance benefits. They are also charged with maintaining accurate and timely data collection for employment services and reporting on program deliverables. To learn more about the position and to apply, click here.
    • Community Integration Supervisor at Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest – In collaboration with the Program Director, this position oversees the daily operations of the Community Integration programs under Refugee & Immigration Services, including the Faith & Community Engagement and Program Development programs, providing guidance, leadership and direct support in all aspects of service provision. In addition, this position conducts community outreach and coordinates, supports, enhances, and grows faith and community engagement and resources to support refugees as they seek to lead self-sufficient lives and integrate into their new communities.  This position implements the objectives of LSS-SW and all contracting funders through staff supervision, monitoring of compliance standards, documentation, and ongoing training and advocacy. The job requires sensitivity to the program population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics. To learn more about this position and how to apply click here.
    • Faith and Community Engagement Coordinator at Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest – In collaboration with the Community Integration Supervisor, the Faith and Community Engagement Coordinator provides leadership and support for the LSS-SW goal of embracing a volunteer culture within Refugee and Immigration services. The Faith & Community Engagement Coordinator will coordinate, support, enhance, and grow faith and community engagement, goodwill, and resources to support refugees as they seek to lead self-sufficient lives and integrate into their new communities. This job will coordinate with the Phoenix office for consistent programming and training in both locations. The job requires sensitivity to the program population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics. To learn more about this position and how to apply click here.
    • Intensive Case Management Supervisor at Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest – In collaboration with the Program Director, the Intensive Case Management Supervisor oversees daily operations of the Intensive Case Management (ICM) programs under Refugee & Immigration Services, including the Preferred Communities program and the COVID-19 Medical Case Management program, providing guidance, leadership, and support in all aspects of service provision, and ensures compliance with all grant and program requirements. In addition, this position conducts community outreach and works closely with volunteers and internal and external partners to grow partnerships and resources to support refugees as they seek to lead self-sufficient lives and integrate into their new communities. This position implements the objectives of LSS-SW and all contracting funders through staff supervision, monitoring of compliance standards, documentation, and ongoing training and advocacy. This job requires sensitivity to the program population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics. To learn more about this position and how to apply, click here.
    • Intensive Case Manager at Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest – The Intensive Case Manager (ICM) coordinates direct services for refugees who present complex barriers to self-sufficiency and longer-term integration under the federally-funded Preferred Communities (PC) program, and ensures compliance with all program requirements. Eleven primary risk factors dictate eligibility in the PC program, including refugees that present: social/psychological conditions/risk of suicide; single-parent households; elderly refugees; LGBTQ individuals; young adults without parents; secondary migrants; minors; survivors of torture/sexual and gender-based violence; substance abuse issues; and HIV-positive individuals. To learn more about this position and how to apply, click here.