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Telemundo Multicultural Career Fair & Festival 9.12.15

Saturday, September 12, 2015 will be the 3rd Annual Telemundo Multicultural Career Fair & Festival from 11:00 – 3:00 PM at the Science Museum. Richmond TelemundoMCFF Logo

This is the perfect opportunity for employers and job seekers to find others who understand the tremendous value of diversity. Diversity in gender, race, and culture brings different perspectives that break up “groupthink” stagnation. This results in increased creativity, insight, and efficiency — not to mention the benefits that come from truly connecting with new customer markets.

This relaxed environment also features a festival celebrating the cultural diversity of our region with entertainment, games, food and fun — so bring your family along! The festival and career fair are free to the public and accessible by the GRTC bus  line.

Register online  right now.

Employers – http://tinyurl.com/TMCFF2015

Job seekers – http://tinyurl.com/TMCFFJOBSEEKER

Some more info for employers:

  • Free for Employers
  • Free, Private Parking
  • Table & 2 Chairs
  • 2 Lunch Passes
  • Wi-Fi Available
  • Electricity (per request)
  • Interview Space
  • Employers must have at least 2 active job openings
  • Tabletop set-up begins at 10:00 AM
  • Festival booths and sponsorships are also available

Need more information? Contact Felicia Ainsa at ain001@henrico.us or 804.226.1941 x235.

 

 

Ladders to Success Job Fair

This August 19th event at the Meadowdale Library in Chesterfield was a great success with almost 40 participating employers and 711 job seekers in attendance. Thank you everyone for your support. Here’s to great jobs and a bright future! Photos from @CCPLVA.

 

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InspireYouth@Work Summer Opportunities Fair

On April 25, 2015 CRWP and its Youth Council hosted the first annual InspireYouth@Work Summer Opportunities Fair. This event was a huge hit – attended by 430 young people ages 14 – 21 and 23 vendors. At the end of the day these youth received 126 summer offers, both paid and unpaid. This video tells you all about it.

New VA initiative launched in Richmond

Richmond's new Economic Liaison Denise Laman

On June 4, 2015 CRWP hosted the Richmond launch of the new Veterans Economic Communities Initiative (VECI). Richmond is one of the first 25 communities selected across the nation to start this effort as announced by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald on May 18th in Dallas, Texas.

VECI aims to increase the number of education and employment opportunities for Veterans and their families by networking and drawing together existing community efforts. New Richmond Economic Liaison Denise Laman explained, “I’m here to better connect and amplify your efforts to support servicemembers and their families. Through focused collaboration, we’ll become a model community that the rest of the nation will want to replicate.” Laman has lived and worked in Richmond for over 25 years in both the private and public sectors.

Upcoming VECI initiative work includes education on the use of the VEC™ employment center tool, the development of a Richmond Veteran learning hub, and policy academies to resolve systemic impediments to serving servicemembers.

The launch was well attended by a variety of representatives from government, military, private business, non-profit organizations, and educators. This diversity of perspectives and services was already sparking interesting ideas and conversations about how to assist Richmond’s veterans and fuel a dynamic regional economy. Work groups to develop and implement these ideas will be forming in the upcoming months.

To learn more about this initiative and how you can get involved, contact Denise Laman, VA Economic Liasion, at denise.laman.ctr@calibresys.com or Felicia Ainsa, CRWP Business Solutions Coordinator, at ain001@henrico.us.

    Captain Burdett (Ft. Lee) and Dee Esser (Assura Consulting) visiting to discuss the collaboration efforts between workforce development, human resources employees, and Veterans.

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From Unemployed to Business Owner

Denise Wise didn’t let getting laid off slow her down. She used her passion for helping people with chronic disease to launch her own business through the Greater Richmond GATE program that she learned about at the Resource Workforce Centers.

GATE, which stands for Growing America Through Entrepreneurship, has information sessions at our centers on a regular basis for those interested in starting their own business. Sessions last an hour from 10:30 – 11:30 am.

  • May 5 & 26th at the Chesterfield Workforce Center, 7333 Whitepine Road
  • May 12th at the Richmond Workforce Center, 203 E. Cary Street
  • May 19th at the Henrico Workforce Center, 121 Cedar Fork Road
  • Walk-ins every Friday at Richmond and Henrico from 9:30 – 12:00

Read the rest of Denise’s story here.