Job Training Summary

Job Training Summary

Task #8 – Job Training Summary

Background: A major step to integration is obtaining employment. With that being said, English Language Skills are  one of the first hurdles to getting a job – they include: filling out an application

  • See sample Tab A, sample job application
  • Participating in a job interview see Tab B- Job vocabulary
  • Sample interview questions see Tab C- sample interview questions
  • Understanding the work culture in the United States, see Tab D – Lutheran Family Services Job training class.

Resettlement agencies do a good job of introducing you to the process, but native English-speaking volunteers will provide the English practice you need to get a job. Some job seeking steps:

  1. Step 1: Make a resume
  2. Step 2: Search  and apply for jobs
  3. Step 3: Practice for your interviews
  4. Step 4: Go to interviews
  5. Step 5: Accept a job offer
  6. Step 6: Complete paperwork from your new employer
  7. Step 7: Start training 

In general, you will need a Social Security card and an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) see  resettlement task #9. This allows you to work within your community. Your resettlement agency will help you  obtain an EAD card based on your status (refugee, asylum seeker etc…).  

Warning: Do not buy a Social Security Number (SSN). While available, these SSNs are illegal. A person  convicted under 42 U.S.C. 408 (a) (7) (B) for False Representation of a Social Security Number is subject to a  maximum prison sentence of 5 years. In addition, a Defendant should be aware that any plea to False  Representation of a Social Security Number will subject the Defendant to removal from the United States in  immigration court = DEPORTATION. 

Every individual 18 years old and above should be seeking employment unless they are attending higher  education or have some sort of medical disability. There are strict child labor laws. Check your state  requirements. In Colorado: (

Age Summary of Requirements 

14-15: Must have school release permit to work during school hours. May not work more than 40 hours per  week or 8 hours in any 24-hour period. 

16-17: May not work more than 40 hours per week or 8 hours in any 24-hour period. 

18-20: 18 year olds are not minors and are not subject to Colorado youth laws. 

21: Able to serve alcohol for consumption (example-restaurants). No restrictions. 

Related Websites 

  1. Colorado Department of labor and employment.
  2. State Job Opportunities.

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