I need help creating a thesis and an outline on The Inability of Migrant Workers. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. Although there some migrant workers who adjust easily to the culture of the United States, there are also many who become disoriented and overwhelmed with their new environment that they find difficult to manage change. The inability of migrant workers to manage change, often lead both skilled and unskilled migrant workers to end up performing menial jobs in farms and processing plants. For migrant workers to find fulfilling careers in their adoptive country, in this case, the United States, they should be guided accordingly through counseling. I firmly believe that career counseling can help people explore, plan and make transitional decisions. With counseling, migrant workers will have better chances of keeping their jobs and become productive in their chosen field. To understand the personality of migrant workers, one has to look into the culture of the place where the person comes. However, culture should never be made as the sole basis is assessing the personalities and potentials of migrant workers. One should never overlook the fact there are also other factors that can affect the choices of careers of migrant workers. As Weinarch and Thomas (1998) stated, diversity-sensitive counseling should never transcend any other aspects of counseling. Culture is not static (Swatz-Kulstad et al 1999) and that the basic precepts of counseling are about building a relationship with the client (Patterson 1996).
As a job counselor for migrant workers, I deal with mostly Asian migrant workers coming from countries like China, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, and other Asian countries. Note that in the 2000 US census, about 5.0% of the total population of the country comes from Asia and this number steadily climbed in recent years (Jessica S. Barnes and Claudette E. Bennett 2002).
Working with the multicultural Asian community is indeed very challenging. Many migrant workers .from Asia countries left their homelands due to the financial crisis of the Asian economy.