WHAT: In an effort to help employers prepare for their workforce needs for the holiday season, this second chance job fair is designed to not only meet that need, it also provide and opportunity for disadvantaged job seekers to obtain employment. “There is a need for this type of job fair. There are a lot of people who are facing “barriers” in terms of finding employment. At the same time, there are a lot of employers who are willing to help. We’re connecting the two,” – Kimani Davis. There a number of great programs and individuals doing work to prepare these individuals for the work force, some just need access to the companies who are willing to hire. “It’s important to take advantage of this opportunity. Not a lot of people are willing to give second chances,” Travis Creech
Additionally, local non profits and community programs will be promoting:
- Education Assistance
- Career Development
- Business Education and more
The event is free and open to the public and media is invited to attend.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dutch Square Center
421 Bush River Rd
Columbia, SC 29210
- WHY: A large number of our community members are struggling to find employment due to unfavorable backgrounds, disabilities and or lack of work experience. Our goal is to match these individuals with community partners and employers who are willing look beyond their circumstances and offer the opportunity to obtain gainful employment.