Immigrant Workforce Program


The Immigrant Workforce Program introduces immigrant and refugee job seekers to the American job market and provides them with the essential skills and competencies necessary to succeed in both the job search and in the workplace.

The 9-week program is offered as a collaboration between JFCS Career Development Center, Literacy Pittsburgh, and All for All.

This program helps connect immigrants to skilled jobs that utilize their expertise, education, and talents. It combines successful job search techniques, vocational English, barrier reduction, and connections to employers into a single program. It also allows participants to develop meaningful relationships with other job seekers who understand their challenges, and expand their network and community.

Participants learn how to write resumes, develop their professional networks and interview successfully.  The program also offers individualized vocational English training aimed at building contextualized workplace fluency along with employment-focused technology skills, including how to search and apply for jobs online and an introduction Microsoft Office applications.  Participants have the opportunity to meet with employers that are actively hiring and develop their professional networks through All for All’s Connector Program.

The program is designed to build community and connections while helping participants hone their professional development skills. Through an integrated approach where career counselors work alongside instructors, we ensure that language development and digital literacy are part of the career development process. 

The next cohort will take place in February 2020. Stay tuned for more application information!