MidCity Development got to work hosting their second career fair at Brookland Manor this past week! The event brought together 50 businesses and community benefit organizations with 400 registered job seekers from across the District.
Employers at the career fair spanned the retail, security, armed services, construction, property management, hospitality, health, sports/recreation, and restaurant industries — including The United States Postal Service, Lowe’s, the Fairfax County Sherriff’s Department, Giant, TD Bank, and branches of the U.S. military. Many conducted on-the-spot interviews or discussed upcoming job openings.
“At MidCity, we work every day to help improve the community we serve here at Brookland Manor,” said MidCity Development’s director of community relations, Dr. Robert K. Johns. “Today’s career fair has brought together hundreds of community members with job opportunities and the critical resources necessary to help further their careers. We would like to thank all those who participated in this year’s career fair and look forward to holding another in the coming months.”
Local community organizations and government representatives also attended. These groups provided education services like mentoring for the G.E.D. and college prep, as well as mental and physical health referrals. The Community Services Foundation provided no-cost professional attire on site.
The D.C. Department of Employment Services Workforce on Wheels (W.O.W.) team was also on location as part of an ongoing community outreach initiative. The cutting-edge mobile service operation prepares District residents for employment opportunities and connects businesses with qualified applicants. Attendees could access the DOES job search website as well as receive resume assistance and interview prep.
The career fair was a great success! Keep an eye out for the next one in the coming months!