Five-City Jobs Tour – Including Back-to-Back Events in Miami – Will Feature Prominent Members of Congress and Over 100 National and Local Employers
“From day one, my focus has been jobs, jobs, jobs,” said Congresswoman Wilson. “Unemployment in South Florida is no longer a crisis, but an epidemic. It’s time to take matters into our own hands and provide real opportunities for people to get back to work. “With African American unemployment at a staggering 16.2% and local unemployment in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties at 13.9% and 9.5%, the status quo is simply intolerable. I, along with fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus, have filed over 40 bills to address job creation. I’m fed up with Republicans refusal to bring up a single bill on jobs this Congress. “I’m thrilled that the Congressional Black Caucus Jobs Initiative is coming to Miami, and I look forward to working with over 100 national and local employers to address the most pressing issue in our community.”
Here are details for the two events:
Town Hall Meeting (featuring major public figures and members of Congress) –
Mt. Hermon AME Church with Pastor John White II
17800 NW 25th Avenue
Miami Gardens, 33056
Monday August 22, 2011, 6:00 p.m.
Jobs Fair (with over 100 national and local employers from across the country) –
James L. Knight Center, Downtown Miami
400 SE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
Tuesday August 23, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)
Partners include Miami Mayor Tomas P. Regalado and Commissioner Richard P. Dunn II, as well as members of the Congressional Black Caucus. Event will include Job Readiness, Restoration of Rights, Seal and Expungement, and Mortgage Modification Workshops; Public and Private Sector Employers; and Technical Assistance Seminars (resume writing, interview skills, and salary negotiations). The U.S. Office of Personal Management (OPM) will also assist attendees with applying for federal jobs listings.
For more information, visit http://thecongressionalblackcaucus.com/issues/jobs-initiative/dates-and-locations/ or http://wilson.house.gov.