At Asian Resources, our goal is to be the catalyst that connects people to jobs and resources that would lead them to self-sufficiency. To achieve this goal, we have designed programs that provide a wide range of benefits to the community. From pre-employment skills training to job placement services, from English-as-a-Second Language to computer literacy, from your first job in the United States to a career change due to the economic downturn, we are sure that we have a program to meet your needs. Our programs are developed, implemented and staffed by individuals who are culturally and linguistically skilled to ensure participation from diverse communities.
Programs for Job Seekers
With a focus on assisting job seekers throughout the Sacramento Region at all points along the employment continuum, Asian Resources provides one-on-one case management to guide our diverse clientele in their search for employment. Job seekers may also elect to serve themselves with the agency's job listings, computer resources, fax machines and phone lines to connect themselves with regional employers. For those not yet ready for employment, our staff will provide vocational training, English-as-a-Second Language classes, referrals to child care programs, etc.
Employment Programs for Adults
- Refugee Programs: This program provides job placement assistance for recent arrivals to the United States. Participants must be able to provide immigration verification of refugee status. Participants attend English-as-a-Second Language classes while receiving one-on-one assistance from an Employment Service Specialist.
- Sacramento Works Training Center: The training center provides clients with all the necessary resources to help prepare them for their first job, a career change or to move up in their current job. A staff member is available to provide them with job referrals, assessment tools or individualized services. Customers may also participate in a variety of workshop topics designed to give them the tools necessary to be a well prepared applicant in today's competitive job market. The resource area has computers, telephones, a fax machine, and a copier to support job seekers in their job search. There are many job listings for public viewing as well. No appointments are needed for these services.
- On-the-Job Training: This program is designed specifically for Department of Human Assistance customers. These customers receive individualized services from an Employment Service Specialist who will match their skills with prospective employers. The employer provides hands-on training and the clients receive regular wages during training. Upon successful completion of training, the employers retain the clients.
- Re-Entry Services: Asian Resources has recognized the growing population of formerly incarcerated individuals in our community. This group needs a variety of services in which we assess according to their needs. Asian Resources has developed workshops that include resume writing, interviewing techniques, soft skills that are required when applying for employment. Asian Resources staff is trained in this area to provide these services for both youth and adults. We are also assisting with personal needs such as food, clothing, housing as well as drug and alcohol referrals to our collaborative partner agencies throughout the county of Sacramento.
- Youth Development Programs: Access Lounge/Youth Development Center: The center serves an a culturally diverse resource space for youth to access computers, printers, fax, machines, educational materials, job postings, and career development materials.
- Employment Services: Staff offer resume workshops, job search activities, interview workshops. And general support to maneuver through the job hunting and career development process.
- Academic Services: At the training center, students have access to all of the resources necessary for the 21st century students. ARI’s staff assist youth in navigating through the financial aid and application process and in identifying the right higher educational institution.
- Work Experience Program: The WEX program targets young adults who are interested in building their work skills and offers them high quality work experience opportunities throughout Sacramento County. This program offers participating employers the incentive of a 120 hour training period during which the employer incurs NO COST.
SMUD Energy Assistance Program Rate (E.A.P.R.): a program wherein qualifying community residents receive a monthly discount of up to 30% on their SMUD bill PG&E CARE Program: a program wherein community residents can also receive a 20% discount on their monthly utility bill ESL/Citizenship Class: held a ARI’s Main Office and Citrus Heights Office Citizenship/Naturalization Preparation Services: a program to support citizenship applicants through the application process Homeowner & Renters' Assistance: a program to provide application assistance for low-income elderly, LEP, and disabled residents applying for homeowners/renters credit VITA/EITC Tax Preparation Volunteer Service: a program wherein staff members help low-income community members file their taxes and claim Earned Income Tax Credit Healthy Families Application Assistance: a low cost health insurance program for qualifying families.
Asian Resources partners with the community to host events such as cultural festivals, job fairs or educational trainings as ways of outreaching to the communities we serve to better their way of living.
Asian Resources signature events include:
Lunar New Year Dinner an annual fundraiser to support ARI's programs and services