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ERIC Number: ED221050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Orientation to Employment in the U.S. for Refugees--Hmong = Ua Haujlwm Hauv Asmeslivkas: Phau Ntaw Taw Kev Rau Cov Neeg Thoj Nam Hmoob.
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 Hmong 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 Hmong 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
Audience: N/A
Language: EnglishHmong
Sponsor: Office of Refugee Resettlement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language and Orientation Resource Center.