Employment Programs

When a refugee or immigrant arrives in Southeast Minnesota, their first priority is to get a job.  Employment is critical to their stability and that of their families.

IMAA’s Employment Services program exists to assist individuals struggling to find a job and become self-sufficient.

The IMAA Employment Services staff embodies the concept of a “one-stop shop”.  Clients are referred to IMAA by Olmsted County Community Services, Catholic Charities, or community members. Their needs are then individually assessed in a culturally appropriate manner by a case worker who speaks the client’s native language or works in tandem with an IMAA interpreter to deliver bilingual services. Clients are then referred to programs, both internal and external, that will help address their needs and overcome barriers to self-sufficiency.

Employment Services are delivered by IMAA’s committed team of bilingual case workers and offer a wide range of support such as case management, job search assistance, job coaching, and employment related support services such as childcare assistance, transportation, housing, and referrals.

IMAA individualized services for the program participants include:

  • Assessment and enrollment
  • Employment Plan
  • Case management
  • Creating resumes and cover letters
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Life skills training
  • Short term trainings
  • Job placement and retention
  • Support services
  • Career planning and laddering
  • Referral to other resources
  • Many more individualized services

For more information, please call (507) 289-5960 and ask to be connected to an available case worker.

Olmsted County Only Interpreter Request Form

Olmsted County Only Interpreter Request Form

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