Nearly 1,000 job seekers attended the Mayor’s 4th Annual DiverseCity Job Fair on September 21, 2007. The Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OAPIA) hosted the job fair at the National Building Museum in collaboration with the Department of Human Resources, Office on Latino Affairs (OLA), and Office on African Affairs (OAA).
The job fair provided a venue to connect highly qualified job seekers with 109 organizations from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The fair is the largest multilingual job fair held to attract Asian and Pacific Islander, Latino, and African individuals in the metropolitan Washington region.
OAPIA, OLA, and OAA provided language interpretation services in Amharic, Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese to attendees with limited English proficiency. In addition, the Office of Human Rights provided sign language interpretation for hearing impaired visitors. Many participating District agencies also used the job fair’s interview room to hire attendees on the spot, with one agency creating an “interview assembly line” that allowed applicants to interview directly with several members of agency management with the last interview with the director. By the end of the fair, the agency filled more than half of its 50 vacancies.
The DiverseCITY Job Fair is part of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty’s commitment to diversifying the workforce with qualified bilingual professionals.
FOR VENDORS WHO PARTICIAPTED:
Thank you very much for participating in the Mayor’s 4th DiverseCity Job Fair on September 21, 2007 at the National Building Museum. We hope the experience was fruitful and you were able to recruit qualified individuals for your positions. In an effort to improve upon our successes and learn of areas of improvement, please take a few moments to fill out this survey so that we may have an improved Job Fair next year.
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