Better Together is partnering with Grace Church to host a second chance job fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
Better Together’s Second Chance job fairs help job seekers overcome barriers to employment. Employment barriers can come in many forms, including homelessness, previous incarceration, lack of reliable childcare or transportation, gaps on a resume due to unemployment or for those who had to start over after Hurricane Ian. Better Together is breaking down these employment barriers by opening the door to background-friendly employers.
Registration is now open for hiring employers and job seekers to participate in the November event. The church-based job fair not only connects job seekers with local employers who are ready to hire, but also provides resources to facilitate stronger connections and more hires.
There will be free one-on-one job coaching sessions available to job seekers to review resumes and interviewing skills. There will also be additional resources available onsite, including free haircuts, interview clothes and seal & expungement information.
Participating employers include AWP Safety, Coca Cola Beverages Florida, Drill Sergeant Construction, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, HireQuest Direct, Jiffy Lube, Jimmy John’s, KJ’s Steakhouse, Mitchell & Stark Construction, PeopleReady, Reece Windows & Doors, The Salvation Army, Trade Corp. and WB Williamson Bros.
The community job fair is part of Better Together’s “Better Jobs” program, which has helped 39,000 applicants connect with employment opportunities across 22 states. At job fairs hosted by Better Together, two-thirds of attendees get a job interview, and 1 in 4 receive a job offer on the spot. Some 70% find work within six weeks.
The Nov. 14 job fair will take place at Grace Church, located at 2415 Grand Ave. in Fort Myers. Job seekers and employers can register at BetterTogetherUS.org/Events/FtMyers-JF or by texting “JOBS” to 844-987-3949.
Churches interested in hosting a Better Together job fair can visit BetterTogetherUS.org for more information.
ABOUT BETTER TOGETHER
Better Together is a nonprofit organization that helps parents going through a hard time keep their kids out of foster care, find work and address the root causes of their struggle so that they can reunite as a family with the tools and support system to thrive. A privately funded and professionally supported organization, Better Together is made up of volunteers who believe helping people help themselves is the best way to restore dignity and bring families together. Through the Better Families program, families are offered a preventive alternative to foster care while they get the help they need. To date, the program has kept 98% of children served out of foster care. The Better Jobs program was created to address the 76% of families that come to Better Together because of economic hardship tied to unemployment. In addition to community job fairs, the program offers job seekers coaching, guidance, support and encouragement through local church partners. For more information, visit BetterTogetherUS.org.