The Congressional Black Caucus Is Coming To Atlanta With JOBS!

Comments:  | Leave A Comment

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
August 8
Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, Host
Cleveland State University – Student Center
2121 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115

August 16
Congressmen John Conyers and Hansen Clarke, Hosts
Wayne County Community College, Downtown Campus
1001 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI, 48211

August 18
Congressman John Lewis, Congresman Hank Johnson, Hosts
Atlanta Technical College
1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

August 22-23
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, Host
James L. Knight Center, Downtown Miami
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
1140 NW 62nd Street
Miami, FL 33150-4219

August 30-31
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Host
Southwest College

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.

Participating Employers:

AES Management Corp

Aflac

AJ Automotive Group

AT&T

Atlanta Workforce Development Agency

Bell

Braxton Educational & Technical Cons.

Center for Families & Children

Cintas

Cleveland Catholic Charities

Cleveland Municipal Court

Coca Cola

Corrections Corp of America

Cuyahoga Community College

Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing

Delaware North Company Sport Service

Embassy Suites Hotel

Employment Connection

Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc

Farmers Insurance Group

Fifth Third Bank

First Merit

General Electric

General Motors

Google

GrafTech

Greater Cleveland RTA

Greater Cleveland Veterans Business Resource Council

Green City Growers Cooperative

H&R Block

Intel

Jeanology Clothing Store

JPMorgan Chase

KeyBank

Kraft

Lincoln College of Technology

Lincoln Electric

Louis Stokes VA Medical Center

Lowes

Magna

Marathon Oil

Marriott

McDonald’s

McKesson

NewsCorp

NextEra Energy, Inc

Palladium Health Care

PepsiCo

Pfizer

Pizza Hut

Plain Dealer Publishing Co

Planned Parenthood

Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits

Primerica

Progressive Insurance

Rite Aid Corporation

Rosetta

Roush Industries

Shamrock Staffing

Sherwin-Williams

Speedway

Sprint

St. John Medical Center

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Starbucks

State Farm

SunTrust Bank

Target

The Federal Metal Company

The Lube Stop, Inc

The Protective Group, Inc

Thermo Fisher Scientific

United Credit Education

United Rentals

United States Marine Corps

UPS

Urban League of Greater Cleveland

US Customs and Border Protection

USDA

US Coast Guard

Vector Technical Inc

Verizon

Wal-Mart

Wayne County Airport Authority

Wells Fargo

WJBK Fox 2

RELATED: Congressional Black Caucus’ “For The People” Jobs Tour Coming To Atlanta [VIDEO]

RELATED: 8 Steps To A New Career

RELATED: To be young, gifted, black and unemployed

RELATED: Top 30 Entry Level Jobs For College Graduates

Join the Conversation! Share and Discuss!

Tags:

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 14,268 other followers