Madeline Koch, 651-259-7236
ST. PAUL – Job seekers and career explorers are meeting with potential employers and college representatives on Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED) second annual Diversity Career Fair: A World of Opportunities in Brooklyn Park.
This free event will be held at the Hennepin Technical College and is open to the public. Over 125 employers will be present to recruit workers for available jobs throughout Minnesota in industries such as manufacturing, health care and transportation. Employers will focus on hiring minorities, veterans, people with disabilities and others with diverse backgrounds to broaden their workforce.
“A diverse workforce is a competitive advantage,” said DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben. “The DEED Diversity Career Fair is a free event for job seekers aimed at connecting our communities of color, disabled population and veterans with job opportunities, and will help businesses tap into a pool of talented workers.”
In addition to over 125 employers in attendance, there will also be educational institutions present, including 13 colleges and 12 providers of services. A list of participating companies and educational institutions is available here.
The career fair was organized by DEED in partnership with Hennepin Technical College.
Minnesota WorkForce Centers are another free resource that help job seekers find employment, help businesses find workers, and help anyone at any stage explore and plan careers. Minnesota WorkForce Centers host free workshops that assist job seekers in resume building and interview prep. The list of workshops is available here .
DEED is the state’s principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade and community development. For more details about the agency and our services, visit us at http://mn.gov/deed/ . Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/mndeed .
Upon request, this information can be made available in alternate formats for people with disabilities by contacting the DEED Communications Office at 651-259-7161.