Non-Profit Career and Services Fair – 8/19/2009

Press release from Allen County:

Non-Profit Career and Services Fair Set for August 19
Allen County and Brown Mackie College team up to sponsor first of its kind event

The Allen County Board of Commissioners and Brown Mackie College today announced plans for a free event aimed at bringing together non-profit organizations which are pursuing employees with persons who’ve lost their jobs and are in need of assistance.

The first-ever Allen County Career and Services Fair will be held Wednesday, August 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Brown Mackie’s Fort Wayne campus located at 3000 East Coliseum Boulevard. 47 agencies from Allen County and the surrounding area are participating in the inaugural event. Those who attend will not only learn about specific services the agencies provide for the unemployed, but also about volunteer opportunities that could assist them in locating a job more quickly.

“The latest unemployment figures indicate that more and more people in our community are in need of help finding work,” said Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters. “Whether they’re seeking employment, looking for volunteering opportunities to gain experience or in need of a helping hand to get back on their feet, we feel this fair can be of help to our citizens.”

“We are honored and pleased to partner with Allen County Government to host the Career and Services Fair for the Fort Wayne community,” added Jim Bishop, president of Brown Mackie College’s Fort Wayne campus. “Non-profit organizations not only provide valuable community services, but also meaningful employment and volunteer opportunities. We are excited for this opportunity to participate in the national call to service given by President Obama several weeks ago.”

For more information about the Allen County Career and Services Fair, contact Marlena Lewis with the County Human Resources Department at 449-3201 or email her.

Participating Organizations

  • Active 20-30 Club of Fort Wayne
  • Aids Task Force
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Anthony Wayne Services
  • Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne
  • Bethesda Lutheran Homes & Services, Inc.
  • Boy Scouts of America / Anthony Wayne Area Council
  • Cancer Services of Northeast IN
  • CANI
  • Catholic Charities
  • Community Transportation Network
  • East Allen Family Resource Center
  • Easter Seals of Northeast, Indiana
  • Family Children Services
  • Family Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art
  • Fort Wayne Womens Bureau
  • Fort Wayne Urban League
  • Freedom Academy
  • Friends of the Poor
  • Genesis Outreach, Inc.
  • Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Graduate Retention Program
  • Home Bound Meals, Inc.
  • Hope House
  • Lifeline Youth & Family Services
  • Mad Anthony’s Children’s Hope Hospitality House
  • Mental Health America in Allen County
  • Mustard Seed Furniture Bank
  • National Kidney Foundation of Indiana
  • Neighborhood Health Clinic
  • NeighborLink Fort Wayne
  • Park Center, Inc.
  • Parkview Health – volunteer
  • Parkview Health – employment
  • Parkview Home Health and Hospice Liason
  • Purdue Extension Services
  • Scan
  • Science Central
  • TekVenture
  • United Hispanic-Americans, Inc.
  • Vincent Village
  • Volunteer Center @ RSVP
  • YMCA
  • YWCA

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