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How and when was Jobs for Migrants started?

“We started Jobs for Migrants in 2024 when seeing the influx of Venezuelan migrants arriving in the Greater Denver Metro Area and recognizing the urgent need to support them. Witnessing the challenges these individuals faced in finding employment and rebuilding their lives, we felt compelled to take action. Thus, Jobs for Migrants was born, with a mission to provide comprehensive assistance and access to job opportunities for Venezuelan migrants and other displaced individuals seeking refuge in the United States.”

How can I Help?

Others can help migrants in the Greater Denver area by supporting organizations that provide various forms of assistance, including shelter, legal aid, healthcare, and job placement services. Here are some examples of organizations in the area:

  1. Casa de Paz: Casa de Paz offers shelter, meals, and support to immigrants and their families who are transitioning out of detention. Volunteers can assist by providing meals, transportation, translation services, or simply offering companionship and support to individuals in need.

  2. Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning: Spring Institute offers a variety of programs and services to support immigrants and refugees, including English language classes, citizenship preparation, vocational training, and career counseling. Volunteers can serve as tutors, mentors, or workshop facilitators to help individuals build essential skills and navigate the job market.

  3. Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN): RMIAN provides legal services and advocacy to immigrants and refugees, including assistance with asylum applications, deportation defense, and other immigration matters. Volunteers with legal expertise can offer pro bono representation or support RMIAN’s advocacy efforts through fundraising, outreach, and public education initiatives.

  4. International Rescue Committee (IRC): The IRC assists refugees and immigrants in the Denver area with resettlement services, employment assistance, education, and healthcare. Volunteers can support IRC’s programs by helping with job placement, English language tutoring, cultural orientation, and administrative tasks.

By volunteering, donating, or advocating on behalf of these organizations, individuals can make a meaningful difference in the lives of migrants and refugees in the Greater Denver area. Whether providing direct assistance or supporting initiatives that promote integration and empowerment, every contribution helps to create a more welcoming and inclusive community for all.

Am I allowed to hire a migrant?

Federal law doesn’t allow migrants to work for private companies without work authorization, though that rule likely doesn’t apply to local and state governments. So you will need to hire with a work visa for jobs like that. However if you are a citizen that wants to hire local labor for a project, you can donate money to a migrant, and if they help you with yardwork then everyone wins. 

If I am a Migrant what do I need to submit?

Some common documents and information that migrants may need to provide include:

  1. Identification: This could include a passport, visa, refugee ID card, or any other official identification documents issued by your home country or the country you are seeking asylum in.

  2. Immigration Documents: Depending on your immigration status, you may need to submit documents such as a visa, asylum application, work-visa, refugee status determination, or other relevant immigration paperwork.

  3. Employment History and Skills: If you are seeking assistance with job placement or vocational training, you may need to provide information about your employment history, skills, qualifications, and any relevant certifications or training programs you have completed. Make sure to fill out your profile and attach your resume.

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