Mayor Adrian Fenty is hosting the 4th annual DiverseCITY Job Fair on Friday, September 21, 2007 at National Building Museum. The target audiences include qualified bilingual and limited English proficient (LEP) individuals for public and private sector opportunities.
This year’s job fair builds on the successes and model of the Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs’ (OAPIA) Annual DiverseCity Job Fair. OAPIA is working with the Office on Latino Affairs, Office on African Affairs, Office of Human Rights, and Department of Human Resources in an effort to diversify workforces and provide opportunities to underserved, limited English proficient populations in the District.
The DiverseCITY Job Fair is part of the Mayor’s continued efforts to ensure high level service delivery to residents in the District and commitment to diversifying the workforce with qualified bilingual professionals. This DiverseCITY Job Fair is expected to have over 150 exhibitors from the District of Columbia and Federal governments, as well as from the non-profit and private sectors. Some of the recruiters that already registered were:
Over 700 participants are expected for employment opportunities from the service industry to technical and professional occupations. Some recruiters will also be “hiring on the spot” at the job fair. It is expected that this will be the largest bilingual job fair held to attract Asian and Pacific Islander, Latino, and African individuals in the metropolitan Washington region. Interpretation will be provided for limit English proficient. Sign language will also be provided for persons who are deaf and/or hearing impaired.
Job Seekers - To Register:
Employers: Please take advantage of this excellent opportunity in accessing the API population and diversifying the work force. Participation is free, but space is limited. Please use the following form to register by August 18, 2007.
Volunteers: Volunteers with Asian language skills are encouraged to register, but such language skills are not required. Volunteers will be provided lunch and may receive school credit for volunteering.