Thursday, January 13, 2011

Class gives San Mateo County immigrants 'Passport to Employment'

Immigrants have a much harder time than others finding work in this job market. This new programs gives them special help that they need. - - Donna Poisl

By Elizabeth Pfeffer, San Mateo County Times

Looking for work is hard enough in today's unstable job market, but being an immigrant in a country where the language and customs are unfamiliar adds new challenges.

Martin Doerner, a teacher at the San Mateo Adult School, co-founded Passports to Employment, a class that primes immigrants for the job hunt.

The program teaches key skills such as writing informative, succinct cover letters and preparing polished résumés. The program also offers extensive on-camera interview practice.
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