Ferguson 1000 Hiring Event Announces Minority Entrepreneur Partners to increase Jobs

Ferguson 1000 goal is for some of St. Louis area’s largest employers to give residents in both the city and county, especially those in Ferguson, job training, business development, and employment opportunities. The organization was founded
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FERGUSON, Mo. - Oct. 16, 2015 - PRLog -- Last month, the U.S. Census Bureau released preliminary results from the 2012 Survey of Business Owners (SBO) and minority-owned businesses continue to grow at much faster than nonminority-owned businesses. According to St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) executive director Michael Holmes, business growth is the motivation behind their focus on minority enterprises as a form of job creation. At our next hiring event, we are going to have a section to help provide resources for minority business. We understand that to rebuild Ferguson and the surrounding area job creation is key. Research indicates, employment at minority-owned firms increased 33 percent to 7.7 million jobs, compared to employment at nonminority firms  which increased seven percent, or less than one-fourth as fast as in minority business enterprises. On October 17, 2015 at the St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, Ferguson 1000 Jobs and their community partners: SLATE,  St. Louis Minority Business Council (SLMBC), Center for the Acceleration of African American Business (CAAB) and St. Louis Community College at Forest Park will host an event with emphasis on strengthening minority-owned firms including a hiring fair.

        Ferguson 1000 Jobs, SLMBC, and CAAB are partnering to create strategic business connections to impact the St. Louis region's economic growth. Ferguson 1000 Jobs has a specific method of assisting in the growth of minority businesses.   Businessman and Ferguson 100 Jobs founder, Dave Spence explainedIt is our objective to help minority businesses with the 3C’s, Contacts, Contracts, and Capital. Our partnership with SLMC and CAAB help us provide disadvantaged businesses with contacts and capital. These organizations we are collaborating with are known for their advocacy, marketing, and promoting the utilization of Minority Business Entrepreneurs.

        Research shows black businesses hiring can help reduce unemployment. Currently, Ferguson 1000 Jobs is seeking to get participants to register online for an upcoming hiring event. Registering for the event online creates an advantage for applications. When they register online they are automatically added to a database.  The database can match their skills with available job openings in the greater St. Louis area.  If candidates aren’t successful at the hiring event they can still be matched with an employment opportunity.

On Saturday, October 17, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, the hiring fair will be from at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, located at 5600 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110. Visit Ferguson 1000 Jobs website and social media networks for more information about minority business development and the hiring event.

About Ferguson 1000 Jobs

        Ferguson, 1000 aims to bring together some of the St. Louis area’s largest employers to give county residents, especially those in Ferguson, job training, business development, and employment opportunities. The organization was founded by businessman and former gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence. Learn more at www. ferguson1000jobs.com.

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Location:Ferguson - Missouri - United States
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