National Urban Ministry Conference

Job Fair held by the Highland Church of Christ in partnership with Raleigh Community Church of Christ.

 

Hosting a Job Fair

 

 

     One of the important lessons learned at the job fair is that many individuals do not have an up to date resume`.  A computer center was set up where individuals were assisted with completing a resume` and printing it out on the spot.

 

     A successful job fair must include employers  who are willing to hire people on the spot.  This means that decision makers should be present at the job fair.  At least four individuals were hired at the job fair.

 

     Finally, the need for employment is ongoing and requires sustainable programs.  Urban ministries and churches might consider providing consistent opportunities for the unemployed to connect with viable employment opportunities.

Unemployment Rate at 7%

 

     According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate is approximately 7%.  In urban areas, the unemployment rate is closer to 8%.  Helping individuals find stable employment that pays a livable wage is one of the key ways to transform communities.

National Urban Ministry Association 4748 New Allen Road Memphis, TN  38128  (901)-877-8568

National Urban Ministry Association 4748 New Allen Road Memphis, TN  38128  (901)-877-8568