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Near Northwest Community Job Fair Connects Houston Employers With Local Job Seekers

The Near Northwest Management District is partnering with The WorkFaith Connection to host the 7th Near Northwest Community Job Fair on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 5820 Pinemont Drive,.

 
PRLog - May 2, 2012 - HOUSTON, May 2, 2012 –  In response to the growing need for more skilled and entry level labor, the Near Northwest Management District is partnering with The WorkFaith Connection to host the 7th Near Northwest Community Job Fair to connect job seekers with companies who seek their talents. On Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 5820 Pinemont Drive, more than two dozen local employers will meet and interview hundreds of job seekers.

“The goal of our job fair is to build community,” said Ruby Glass, Project Liaison for the Near Northwest Management District.  “We want to offer local employers the opportunity to hire local job seekers, so our community can grow as a whole.”

For the Near Northwest Management District, the Community Job Fair is part of a larger effort to rebuild the area and to revitalize it to become a thriving economic business and residential community.  The WorkFaith Connection is partnering with the District once again to help job seekers gain meaningful employment with employers who have job openings.

Participating employers will seek to fill hourly positions ranging from entry-level to management across a variety of industries such as customer service, hospitality, sales, skilled and unskilled trades, transportation, security and more. Workshops on effective resumes and interview strategies will be offered to help job seekers build their skills to secure employment.

Participating employers include: AFLAC, Aldine ISD, Allied Barton Security, Avon, Carlton Staffing, David McDavid Auto Group, Harris County, Hospitatlity Staffing solutions, Forklift Services LLC, H & R Block, Manpower, MEMCO Staffing, National Oilwell Varco, Princeton Review, Plastipak Packaging, Scentsy @ 31, Staff Force, Workforce Solutions, The Greensheet, TNT direct Sales, HighTech Sales.com and more.  

“We are here to help men and women in our community who have struggled to find employment succeed in not only finding a job, but keeping that job and adding value to their employer.  We believe this job fair is an important event to help revitalize our community, which will ultimately stabilize families and our society,”  said Sandy Schultz, President/CEO, The WorkFaith Connection.    

Job seekers can learn more about jobs available in northwest Houston on the District’s Jobs Page:  www.nearnorthwestdistrict.com/Programs/JobFair.shtml.

Local employers should contact Ruby Glass at 713.895.8021 to reserve a space.

What:   Near Northwest Community Job Fair
When:   May 9, 2012, 10am – 1pm
Where:    Advent Lutheran Church, 5820 Pinemont Drive, Houston, TX 77092

About the Near Northwest Management District
The Near Northwest Management District was created by the Texas Legislature to promote and coordinate economic growth for businesses and improve the quality of life for everyone in Northwest Houston.  The District, which covers an area bounded by T.C. Jester Boulevard on the east, Pinemont Drive on the south, Hollister Drive projected to State Highway 249 on the west and 249 on the north, has developed a detailed service plan to address issues important to commercial property owners in the area including security and public safety, planning and urban design and development.

For more information, go to www.nearnorthwestdistrict.com or become a fan of our Facebook page.

Contact:
Melanie Fahey
713-895-8021
melfahey@nearnorthwestdistrict.com


About The WorkFaith Connection
The WorkFaith Connection is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 2006 to assist men and women in finding and keeping meaningful full-time employment. Funded completely by private donations, foundation grants and partnering churches in the local faith community, its comprehensive job readiness training and support program empowers people to provide for themselves and their families. The WorkFaith Connection has achieved a 78% employment rate among its 1,500 graduates. Over 1,000 Houston area employers have hired graduates from The WorkFaith Connection. To learn about volunteer opportunities, enrolling in the free job readiness program, or hiring graduates, please visit www.workfaithconnection.org.

Contact:
Renee Wong
The WorkFaith Connection
1500 N. Post Oak Road, Suite 150, Houston, TX 77055
Office: 713.984.9611/Cell: 281.704.5224
rwong@workfaithconnection.org

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