NC Church hosts job fair while raising money for Boys & Girls Club

A job fair that has been postponed after a snowstorm will provide a wide variety of opportunities for job seekers in many different sectors – and support a local cause.

Austin Rammell, Venture’s senior pastor in Dallas, said he organized the fair after hearing from business leaders that they were having trouble finding employees.

The job fair was originally scheduled for January, but was rescheduled from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23. It will be held at Venture Church, 800 E Main Street, Dallas.

Rammell was fundraising to raise money for Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Gaston, an organization his church supports, when he learned of the issue.

“So I call these companies all the time asking for money. In the meantime, these companies are dying to hire employees, so I hear story after story after story from companies we get to know” , did he declare. “So we just thought, let’s be the tool that brings both entities to the table.”

More than 20 employers from different sectors have registered to participate in the Dare to Do Career Expo, and proceeds from the fair will go to Boys and Girls Clubs, which provide affordable child care and programs for young people. underprivileged children.

There will be “clerical staff, sales staff, management staff, medical staff … everything, so it’s just an incredible opportunity for people to get better jobs,” he said. .

This April 22, 2014 file photo shows a job application form on a table at a job fair.

“Each of these companies is offering signing bonuses and pay that no one has ever seen before.”

The church will buy dinner for people who come to the fair and apply for a job, Rammell said. Representatives from various employers will be on hand to talk to job seekers – a different and more personal process than applying online and waiting to hear something.

“The key is that you can talk to a person. It’s not about filling out something online and going away and wondering what happened,” he said.

The list of employers has grown since the fair was postponed, Rammell said.

“Companies are doing more now than they were a month ago to hire people. The job market is just amazing for people to move,” he said.

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