Congressmen John Lewis and Hank Johnson along with The Congressional Black Caucus have launched a “For the People” Jobs Initiative to get 10,000 people hired. Congressman Hank Johnson says the CBC gained corporation from hundreds of companies and employers who want to recruit new workers. They will be at various job fairs including Atlanta, on August 18, 2011. Congressman John Lewis says, the national job tour is in response to the alarming high unemployment rates in Black America. According to labor statistics the general unemployment rate is around 9.2%. It’s about 16% for blacks and more specifically, 40% for young black men. However many activists claim the true unemployment number for the African-American community is much more staggering. They say when you consider the many people who can not claim unemployment benefits; then the Black unemployment number is more like 30% for blacks and 50% for young black men.
The Congressional Black Caucus has launched Major Job Fairs, Town Hall Meetings.
First to link the unemployed with companies looking to hire and secondly to get your opinion about critical jobs legislation for this country.
Dates and Locations
Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, Host
Cleveland State University – Student Center
2121 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115
Congressmen John Conyers and Hansen Clarke, Hosts
Wayne County Community College, Downtown Campus
1001 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI, 48211
Congressman John Lewis, Congresman Hank Johnson, Hosts
Atlanta Technical College
1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, Host
James L. Knight Center, Downtown Miami
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
1140 NW 62nd Street
Miami, FL 33150-4219
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Host
What to bring to the event:
1. First, bring a great attitude. You have less than 4 seconds to make a first impression. Your attitude is the greatest influence on the impression you make.
Solid eye contact and a strong handshake are a must.
2. Bring several copies of your resume on good quality paper. Make sure that you check for grammar and spelling errors. Show that you take the job fair as seriously as the recruiting companies.
3. Depending on the job you’re after, you may wish to bring a portfolio with samples of your work. Bring your sense of flexibility along… there are likely to be many suitable vacancies.
4. Finally, along with a positive attitude, the most important thing to bring is a point of view. That is, think from an employer’s point of view. Companies want to recruit the best staff to drive their companies forward. They’ll be pleased to meet with you to discuss opportunities; however you should be ready to sell yourself to them.
AES Management Corp
AJ Automotive Group
Atlanta Workforce Development Agency
Braxton Educational & Technical Cons.
Center for Families & Children
Cleveland Catholic Charities
Cleveland Municipal Court
Corrections Corp of America
Cuyahoga Community College
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing
Delaware North Company Sport Service
Embassy Suites Hotel
Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc
Farmers Insurance Group
Fifth Third Bank
Greater Cleveland RTA
Greater Cleveland Veterans Business Resource Council
Green City Growers Cooperative
Jeanology Clothing Store
Lincoln College of Technology
Louis Stokes VA Medical Center
NextEra Energy, Inc
Palladium Health Care
Plain Dealer Publishing Co
Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits
Rite Aid Corporation
St. John Medical Center
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
The Federal Metal Company
The Lube Stop, Inc
The Protective Group, Inc
Thermo Fisher Scientific
United Credit Education
United States Marine Corps
Urban League of Greater Cleveland
US Customs and Border Protection
US Coast Guard
Vector Technical Inc
Wayne County Airport Authority
WJBK Fox 2
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