Career Fair Focuses on Opportunities for Youth of Color
The Bay Area Council’s Workforce of the Future Committee this week (Sept. 20) partnered with Work2Future on a San Jose career fair that focused on expanding workforce opportunities for youth of color. The more than 200 job seekers who participated in the fair at the Mexican Heritage Plaza got an opportunity to prepare to meet employers such as Bank of the West, United Airlines, Uber, US Bank and AT&T, among others. Employers interviewed and shared jobs with candidates who were recent high school graduates and those who had just completed a master’s program. Work2Future provided job candidates job-readiness skills. The Council’s Workforce team conducted mock interviews and provided resume support to candidates for the duration of the career fair. Applicants connected with employers to learn more about current job opportunities and test out their interview skills.
This effort is part of the Council’s Workforce of the Future Initiative called Inclusive Economy – where employers have the opportunity to hire local diverse talent who have been prepared to interview for their jobs. To get involved in the next Inclusive Economy Career Fair on October 2, please contact Senior Policy Manager Rachele Trigueros.