New Immigrants Seek Career Help at Job Workshop (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Moving to America is a dream come true for many immigrants in Montgomery County. It also can be an uphill struggle to land jobs in their chosen fields. They have a tough time getting credit for the college degrees and professional expertise they acquired before arriving here. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports on a special workshop held at the Silver Spring Library to help skilled immigrants find the right jobs.

Montgomery County Public Libraries is dedicating more resources to a new Workforce & Business Development Program.  The Libraries and the County Office of Human Resources are sponsoring other workshops for job seekers. Register for the December 6 event at Twinbrook Library. Upwardly Global has helped more than 3,800 immigrants find suitable work in their chosen fields. The national nonprofit organization has an office in Silver Spring.

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About Phyllis Armstrong

Phyllis Armstrong is a multimedia journalist with more than 30 years of experience in writing, reporting and broadcasting. She covered a wide range of news interests and issues as a general assignment reporter for WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C. from 1984 to 2009. Phyllis has continued to produce feature stories about local restaurants, culinary professionals and minority achievers for several online publications. Cooking, reading and Tai Chi are among are favorite things to do.


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