Finding a Job or Starting a Business?

Understanding what you need to apply for a job can be confusing. Starting a business is complicated. Statistically, about 1 in 10 immigrants will start their own business, and we bet you are one of them! In this guide, you will find resources for searching for jobs, building a resume, practicing for tests and learning more about local business regulations.

Having trouble getting started? Ask a Librarian or attend some of our free computer classes.

Library Resources

Other Organizations

9 to 5 National Association of Working Women

  • Call 1-800-522-0925
  • Information on workers’ rights and dealing with conflicts at work
  • Special emphasis on supporting female workers
  • Training on sexual harassment and discrimination

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center

  • Call 303-636-1160
  • Job-seeking services and computer classes
  • Certain programs require documentation of citizenship or refugee status
  • Special programs for job seekers with disabilities

Driver's License and State Identification

  • Call 303-205-5600
  • Renew your driver's license, apply for a Colorado ID

El Centro Humanitario Para los Trabajadores

  • Call 303-292-4115
  • Promotes the rights and well-being of day laborers in Colorado through education, job skills, leadership development, united action and advocacy.

Centro San Juan Diego

  • Call 303-295-9470
  • Small business help and tax preparation
  • GED preparation and English language classes
  • Legal nights every first Wednesday of the month, from 5:30-7:00 pm

Mi Casa Resource Center

  • Call 303-573-1302
  • Business development, entrepreneurial training and free patent help
  • English classes, GED preparation, computer classes
  • CareerReady Colorado certification, help with finding jobs and making resumes

Small Business Development Center - Aurora and South Denver

  • Call 303-892-3840
  • Free business consulting and low-cost training
  • Help with developing a plan for your business, manufacturing, lending, exports and imports, market research help and other questions

Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning

  • Call 303-863-0188
  • English classes, GED preparation, driver's license
  • Citizenship classes
  • Help foreign-trained doctors and nurses find work in healthcare

Work Options for Women

  • Call 720-944-3393
  • Provides free training in food service, including classes
  • Help with job-search, resumes and interviews
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