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Mayor Greg Fischer Newsroom


Job Fair To Feature 100 Employers, 17 Colleges

Friday March 21, 2008

Event is part of Mayor’s Graduate Greater Louisville project

People looking for new jobs — or to return to college — should attend the Louisville Career Expo to network with more than 100 employers and 17 local colleges and universities.

The event is Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at the Kentucky International Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The expo is sponsored by the Louisville Urban League and Mayor Jerry Abramson’s Graduate Greater Louisville initiative to encourage people to return to school to finish their degrees.

“The expo is convenient one-stop shopping,” Abramson said. “People can find a new job and meet with college officials to get enrolled in school.”

The expo is open to the public, but targeted to adults 18 and over. Admission is free.

“This event matches qualified and skilled prospective employees with great employers,” said Juanita F. Sands, director of the Louisville Urban League Center for Workforce Development. “It also provides access for individuals seeking to advance their skills and education to colleges, universities and training providers.”

Last year, nearly 1,800 people attended the expo. Companies or colleges interested in participating should visit the Louisville Urban League’s website, www.lul.org , to register or call (502) 566-3370.

Some of the employers attending this include Geek Squad City, Kroger, Kindred Hospital, UPS, TARC and Louisville Metro Government.

Seven colleges, ranging from Bellarmine University to Galen College of Nursing, will have booths set up to help register students and provide financial and academic counseling.

For more information about Graduate Greater Louisville visit www.graduategreaterlouisville.com