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ERIC Number: ED221047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Orientation to Employment in the U.S. for Refugees--Lao.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language and Orientation Resource Center.
One of a series of refugee orientation materials, this guide to employment is intended to assist Laotian refugees in their understanding of the employment situation in the United States and to give them necessary information for obtaining work. The text is in Lao followed by an English-language version, which is not an exact translation but which gives the substance of the foreign language part. The topics covered in the guide are the following: (1) American attitudes towards employment and what goes into a decision about job qualifications and choice; (2) a list of questions about job choices and suggested answers that deal with skills, pay, entry-level jobs, fringe benefits, and expectations about hours of work; (3) the process of getting a job, including using employment agencies, preparing for the interview, and making a decision about a job once it is offered; (4) factors that are important for keeping a job, particularly dependability and responsibility; (5) relations with supervisors and co-workers; (6) considerations involved in deciding to change jobs; and (7) advantages of developing new skills through adult education programs. A convenient checklist of things to consider in getting a job concludes the guide. (AMH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Refugee Resettlement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language and Orientation Resource Center.
Note: Broken type in the English version. For related documents, see FL 013 174-178.