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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 27, 2011

Job workshop for immigrants

Job seekers who speak limited English can attend a free career workshop at the Highland Community Center on Wednesday evenings in November and December.

The Career Job Club will meet 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 9, 16, 30 and Dec. 7 in the Fireside Room at the Highland Community Center, 14224 Bel-Red Road.

One in three Bellevue residents was born outside of the United States. Limited English skills, cultural differences and lack of knowledge about the American employment system, along with the recession, make finding a job difficult for many immigrants.     

Workshop topics will include identifying resources to find employment opportunities, goal-setting, making a positive first impression and preparing for a job interview.

The series will be presented by career consultant and instructor Amanda Johnson, president of Career Solutions Plus. Johnson has been teaching ESL students for more than 15 years at Bellevue College.

To register for the Career Job Club, email amanda@prepareforworknow.com or attend the first workshop on Nov. 9. For more information, visit Prepare for Work Now
This program is cosponsored by Bellevue's Cultural Diversity Program. For more information, contact Kevin Henry at khenry@bellevuewa.gov.

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