A route to financial security is provided through the refugee recruiting fair

Leonardo Rasaki

In San Diego, where rents and gas prices are at record highs, it is getting more and more difficult to pay for essentials.

He is a former Afghan diplomat who, along with his wife and son, arrived in the US six months ago.

“It’s quite difficult, and I am fighting right now. However, Abdullah Ravish, an Afghan immigrant, remarked, “At least I’m grateful and happy to be here.

Her family rents a one-bedroom apartment in Mira Mesa for $2,300 per month. He attended a job expo in El Cajon on Friday with his wife.

He wants to find a daytime office job that better fits his skills and his financial objectives. He currently works night shifts at a hotel front desk.

“I am confident that I will secure the position I desire. And I ought to live,” remarked Ravish.

On September 30, 2022, during a job fair in El Cajon, refugees browse numerous job stands.

The non-profit organisation Welcome.Us is the organiser of the two-day event, which is targeted towards immigrants from Ukraine and Ravish’s country of origin.

From Ukraine, Lana Tykhonchuk and her family have just relocated. She has spent the last three months residing in a host family’s Poway house along with her husband and daughter. “We came here in search of a better life and chances because we were fleeing the invasion. We brought our family here, and now that we have work permits, we are seeking for a job, Tykhonchuk said KPBS. And our ultimate goal is to live in our own apartment.

Many of the immigrants at the job fair are finding it challenging to make enough money to cover daily expenditures, even though the city of San Diego’s minimum wage will increase to $16.30 in the New Year. Refugees interact with volunteers and employees at several job booths on September 30, 2022, at a job fair in El Cajon.

Senior Director of Partnerships and Engagement at Welcome.Us and self-identified Afghan refugee Malaak Malikjar Sills. She claimed that her company has roles with potential for advancement. “Because some of the newcomers are working two jobs, sometimes even two and a half jobs, in order to make ends meet here. And our goal is to set them up for success,” said Malikjar Sills.

The employment fair, which tries to link people with a variety of careers, is the fourth of its type in the US. This Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the recruitment expo will also be place at the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego. In these expensive times, interviews are frequently performed on the spot with many participants seeking to find employment and financial security.

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