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For Immediate Release:
June 05, 2013
Media Contact:
Maurice R. Hernandez


Over 1,000 Job Seekers attend the First Annual South Dade Community Job Fair hosted by Vice Chair Lynda Bell

In an effort to bring employers and job seekers together, Commission Vice Chair Lynda Bell, hosted the First Annual South Dade Community Job Fair on Wednesday, June 5th, at the Homestead Campus of Miami-Dade College.

More than approximately 1,000 job seekers met with over 90 prospective employers ranging from small businesses, medium to large corporations to state and federal agencies that are looking for just the right candidates to fill vacancies in their respective private and public sector entities. Employers included companies like Macy’s, JP Morgan Chase, Seaboard Marine, Disney, etc., as well as federal partners like GSA, FBI and the U.S. Secret Service. “I am delighted to have had the opportunity to host this job fair for our residents who have been struggling so long without employment. Now that the economy is slowly improving, residents can finally get a real sense of what employers have to offer and be able to submit their resumes for consideration to these respected organizations and institutions.” Said Vice Chair Lynda Bell. The South Dade Job Fair was held in partnership with the Miami-Dade College Homestead Campus, in an effort to link respected, county-wide employers with local residents.

The South Dade Community Job Fair also offered job workshops to job seekers wanting to enhance their marketability of their candidacies, including: “Reinventing your Resume,” “The Ultimate Interview Review,” and finally, “Dressing the Part”. “With the tremendous success of this year’s Job Fair, I am looking forward to hosting similar events every year to help our residents reconnect with the workforce and revitalize our local economy.” Added Mrs. Bell.