MidCity’s Career Fair Helps DC Get Working

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  • November 21, 2017

Hey DC— it’s time to get to work!

Together up with the Department of Employment Services (DOES), MidCity hosted 44 vendors at a local Career Fair this past weekend. On Saturday, November 18th, 185 members of the community gathered at the Israel Baptist Church eager to learn the ins and outs of interview prep and job hunting. 20 of these residents were friends and neighbors from Brookland Manor!

The career fair included representatives from the retail, security, armed services, construction, property management, hospitality, health, and restaurant industries – including employers like D.C. United, JC Penney, Giant, and all branches of the US military. Many were conducting on-the-spot interviews and discussing upcoming job openings.

Additionally, a representative from Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie’s office had a table at the event to offer constituent services throughout the day.

There were also a number of local community organizations who provided education mentoring for the G.E.D. and college prep, as well as mental health, and physical health referrals. Once the interview prep was done, the Community Services Foundation had professional attire on site to help attendees dress the part and nail the job!

Right outside the church, D.C.’s Department of Employment Services had their Workforce on Wheels (W.O.W.) team on site to provide access to the DOES job search website as well as to offer resume assistance and interview prep. The cutting-edge mobile service operation, features workforce programming and employer services, providing opportunities for District residents to prepare for employment opportunities and businesses to connect with qualified applicants.

Thanks to all the vendors and attendees for coming out and making this event a success!


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