Hiring Abilities Symposium and Career Fair Coming to Jacksonville
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On November 3rd, UNF and Jacksonville Disabled Services Division will be hosting Hiring Abilities Symposium and Career Fair. This event will take place in two parts. The first half of the day is a symposium that will teach business and community leaders about different strategies and best practices on employing people with abilities. Employers will have the opportunity to learn how to recruit, hire and retain individuals with diverse abilities.

The second part of the day is a career fair featuring twenty-two  employers. Job seekers with disabilities will have the opportunity to network, meet employers that are hiring and apply for different jobs. 

“This event is important because it supports the business community with an ability talent pipeline that will improve a company’s bottom line with increased productivity and higher rates of employee retention,” said Sean Pozin, an event organizer for Hiring Abilities. 

The career fair will take place from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and will be located at 1200 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, Fl. 32224, UNF Herbert University Center. You can register here.

www.HiringAbilities.org

If attending the career fair:

  • Bring 20+ copies of your resume
  • Research companies in advance
  • Dress code is business professional
  • Remember that this is a networking opportunity
  • Be prepared to answer questions about yourself
  • Be enthusiastic and follow up with employers
Companies:
Baptist Health
Brooks Rehabilitation
CIT
City of Jacksonville
CSX
Diversified Service Options
Ernst & Young
EverBank
Exit Real Estate Gallery
Florida Blue
Goodwill Industries of North Florida
Haskell
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
JEA
Memorial Hospital
NASA
Randstad
St. Vincent’s
Wells Fargo
Vystar
UF Health Jacksonville

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