2013 Fall Greater Richmond Career Fair
Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
The Economic Empowerment Ministry of Mt Gilead FGIM and Resource Workforce Partnership Team invites you to attend the 2013 Fall Greater Richmond Career Fair. Your attendance will provide you with the opportunity to meet with top area employers in both the private and government sectors.
The 2013 Spring Greater Richmond Career Fair yielded 1081 job seekers, 51 hiring employers and 21 area agencies. Two companies hired 70 job seekers on site the day of the event. This Fall we are aiming to break this record.
Here is a partial list of confirmed Employers:
Aditya Birla Minacs
American Red Cross
Bridging the Gap in Virginia
CDS Tractor Trailer Training
Chesterfield Co Police
Class A Grounds
Dominion Youth Services
Express Employment Professionals
EZETT Youth and Family Services
Goodwill Talent Acquisition
HCA Henrico Doctors Hospital
Henrico Co Public Schools
Home Watch Caregivers
Lake's Catering To You
Red Diamond Technologies, Inc.
Richmond City HR
Richmond City Sherriff
Second Chances Youth Services
Sheraton Park South Hotel
The Ithiel Group/Harrison House Services
The Lee Group
The Mergis Group
Transamerica Agency Network
US Dept of Veteran's Affairs
VA Dept of Juvenile Justice
VA State Police
Your B.E.S.T. Connections
This list will be updated weekly. Revisit the site to see additional confirmed employers. To make the most of your Career Fair experience, follow these steps:
1. Visit the website of each confirmed employer
2. Apply for ALL jobs in which you are interested and qualified to perform.
3. Write down the date the application was completed, company name, job title and job id number for EACH position to which you have applied.
4. Bring a copy of this list along with current resumes to the Career Fair.
5. Visit the companies on your list FIRST. Make sure to let employers know you have already applied and give them the job titles and job id numbers.
Be sure to take advantage of the Career Fair Readiness Training available at the following sites:
Viriginia Employment Commission
Richmond, VA 23227
Thursday, September 19, 2013 4-6pm
Richmond Public Library
101 E Franklin St
Richmond, VA 23219
Monday, September 23, 2013 1-4pm
Mt Gilead FGIM
Richmond, VA 23235
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 7-9pm
Goodwill Northside Community Employment Center
2606-B Chamberlayne Ave
Richmond, VA 23227
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Register by calling: 804-823-2787
Be sure to tell all of your family and friends. We look forward to seeing you there.
When & Where
Economic Empowerment Ministry of Mt Gilead FGIM and the Workforce Partnership Team
The Economic Empowerment Ministry. One of the hallmarks of the ministry of Bishop Daniel and Co-Pastor Elena Robertson has been a passion for proclaiming a practical and balanced message regarding the financial health and well-being of God’s people. Bringing people and jobs together is the mission of Economic Empowerment’s annual job fair. Our contacts with some of Central Virginia’s most competitive employers continue to give us the inside track on employment opportunities in both the public and private sector.
The collaboration with the Workforce Partnership Team has opened doors to numerous community resources as well as granted access to an increased number of high caliber employers. We thank God for the countless testimonies from job seekers and employers who have benefited from our efforts to bring people and jobs together. As the event date draws near, please visit our website for more information: http://www.thebalmingilead.org/economic_empowerment.htm
The Workforce Partnership Team members are joined together in a collaborative effort to develop a system that provides business services and employment and training opportunities to the unemployed and underemployed. The partners aim to create a collaborative seamless network of services that will streamline processes and facilitate sustainable employment that enhances the economic development of the region.
The partners’ goal are to be recognized by the business community as the source for recruiting job candidates and building the workforce to answer the needs of the emerging economy. The Workforce Partnership Team is focused around task force groups, which develop and implement projects related to the improvement of our workforce system; currently, we have created a task force around these five areas:
- Partnership Events
- Service Integration/Process Improvement
- Servicing Clients with Barriers to Employment (i.e. Criminal backgrounds, mature workers, etc.)
- Digital Divide (The issue around access to and the ability to use technology in both careers and job search)-This project is an outgrowth of research conducted by VCU which we decided to explore, develop and implement a solution for within our region.
All of these are designed to provide practical solutions to challenges our partner members have identified at a service level while working with our shared clients. Our goal is to create a truly seamless, comprehensive workforce system, which develops career pathways to success for individuals and talent pipelines for our business community.