The Congressional Black Caucus Is Coming To Atlanta With JOBS!

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    Congressmen John Lewis and Hank Johnson along with The Congressional Black Caucus have launched a “For the People” Jobs Initiative to get 10,000 people hired.  Congressman Hank Johnson says the CBC gained corporation from hundreds of companies and employers who want to recruit new workers. They will be at various job fairs including Atlanta, on August 18, 2011.  Congressman John Lewis says, the national job tour is in response to the alarming high unemployment rates in Black America. According to labor statistics the general unemployment rate is around 9.2%. It’s about 16% for blacks and more specifically, 40% for young black men. However many activists claim the true unemployment number for the African-American community is much more staggering. They say when you consider the many people who can not claim unemployment benefits; then the Black unemployment number is more like 30% for blacks and 50% for young black men.

    The Congressional Black Caucus has launched Major Job Fairs, Town Hall Meetings.

    First to link the unemployed with companies looking to hire and secondly to get your opinion about critical jobs legislation for this country.

    Dates and Locations
    August 8
    Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, Host
    Cleveland State University – Student Center
    2121 Euclid Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44115

    August 16
    Congressmen John Conyers and Hansen Clarke, Hosts
    Wayne County Community College, Downtown Campus
    1001 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI, 48211

    August 18
    Congressman John Lewis, Congresman Hank Johnson, Hosts
    Atlanta Technical College
    1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
    Atlanta, GA 30310

    August 22-23
    Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, Host
    James L. Knight Center, Downtown Miami
    Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
    1140 NW 62nd Street
    Miami, FL 33150-4219

    August 30-31
    Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Host
    Southwest College

    What to bring to the event:

    1. First, bring a great attitude. You have less than 4 seconds to make a first impression. Your attitude is the greatest influence on the impression you make.

    Solid eye contact and a strong handshake are a must.

    2.  Bring several copies of your resume on good quality paper. Make sure that you check for grammar and spelling errors. Show that you take the job fair as seriously as the recruiting companies.

    3.  Depending on the job you’re after, you may wish to bring a portfolio with samples of your work. Bring your sense of flexibility along… there are likely to be many suitable vacancies.

    4.  Finally, along with a positive attitude, the most important thing to bring is a point of view. That is, think from an employer’s point of view. Companies want to recruit the best staff to drive their companies forward. They’ll be pleased to meet with you to discuss opportunities; however you should be ready to sell yourself to them.

    Participating Employers:

    AES Management Corp


    AJ Automotive Group


    Atlanta Workforce Development Agency


    Braxton Educational & Technical Cons.

    Center for Families & Children


    Cleveland Catholic Charities

    Cleveland Municipal Court

    Coca Cola

    Corrections Corp of America

    Cuyahoga Community College

    Cuyahoga County

    Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing

    Delaware North Company Sport Service

    Embassy Suites Hotel

    Employment Connection

    Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc

    Farmers Insurance Group

    Fifth Third Bank

    First Merit

    General Electric

    General Motors



    Greater Cleveland RTA

    Greater Cleveland Veterans Business Resource Council

    Green City Growers Cooperative

    H&R Block


    Jeanology Clothing Store

    JPMorgan Chase



    Lincoln College of Technology

    Lincoln Electric

    Louis Stokes VA Medical Center



    Marathon Oil





    NextEra Energy, Inc

    Palladium Health Care



    Pizza Hut

    Plain Dealer Publishing Co

    Planned Parenthood

    Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits


    Progressive Insurance

    Rite Aid Corporation


    Roush Industries

    Shamrock Staffing




    St. John Medical Center

    St. Vincent Charity Medical Center


    State Farm

    SunTrust Bank


    The Federal Metal Company

    The Lube Stop, Inc

    The Protective Group, Inc

    Thermo Fisher Scientific

    United Credit Education

    United Rentals

    United States Marine Corps


    Urban League of Greater Cleveland

    US Customs and Border Protection


    US Coast Guard

    Vector Technical Inc



    Wayne County Airport Authority

    Wells Fargo

    WJBK Fox 2

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