AURTHOR Nicolas Webley
Job seekers are encouraged to "dress to impress" and bring several copies of their rÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â©sumÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â©s. In addition to the exhibiting employers, the Expo will offer workshops designed to provide attendees with tools and information to aide them in their job search. Workshops will cover such topics as rÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â©sumÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â© critiquing, interview techniques and tips on networking and "working the room."
Attendees will also be introduced to a wide range of social services agencies, including Broward County Family Success Administration Division, Broward Health Department, Children Services Council of Broward County and many others. The Expo helps match residents in need with social service agencies that can assist them. February's expo event resulted in a family receiving assistance from the Community Action Agency to help pay off an outstanding electrical bill of $1,500.
Participants will learn about financial assistance programs supported by the Community Services Block Grant or America Recovery Reinvestment Act resources, which are a part of the Community Action Agency's outreach efforts.
"The Career and Resources Job Fair Expo has proven to be a successful collaborative community effort to bring opportunities and useful information to those seeking employment and social services," said Broward County Mayor Ken Keechl. "This event also introduces people to the variety of County services available to assist individuals and families in need. It's important that we continue to work together to provide solutions to the economic challenges that we face today."