San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 21, 2008
In its ongoing effort to promote diversity and inclusion in employment, The Urban League of San Diego County through its employer volunteer network the Career Fair Committee is presenting the 19th Annual Barbara E. Webb Diversity Works! Career Fair/Expo. It will be held Thursday, April 24, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at San Diego's Golden Hall Concourse at 202 "C" Street. The San Diego Union-Tribune is co-sponsoring the event.
The theme of this year's career fair is: "Tapping into San Diego's Diverse Resources." Named for the career fair's late founder, the annual event is a celebration of the Urban League, the Career Fair Committee and our sponsor's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
"I commend the Urban League of San Diego County's continuing efforts to close equality gaps by focusing on diversity. This annual career fair highlights the vast pool of human resources available to local employers who otherwise may not be exposed to the talent available in our region. I encourage employers and jobseekers to take advantage of this opportunity before, during and after the career fair. Together we can build a better San Diego through diversity." Jerry Sanders, Mayor, City of San Diego
The career fair's format has been designed to ensure that both employers and jobseekers gain the exposure, tools and benefits they desire from their participation. More than 5,000 jobseekers are expected to attend the career fair, offering employers a great opportunity to tap into a new talent pool. Job seekers also will have the opportunity to take advantage of local resources to help prepare them for job interviews. They may also take part in workshops focusing on practices that support the retention and advancement of diverse employees.
This year's career fair features/benefits:
•Pre-Career Fair workshops at one-stop career centers
•County-wide exposure/marketing through the UT
•Opening ceremony by the Mayor
•Employer's Diversity Networking Luncheon featuring keynote speaker: Major League Baseball legend - Dave Winfield
•Employer and jobseeker seminars
Employers and job hunters seeking more information on the 2008 Career Fair/Expo and the Diversity Works! Initiative can visit the League's web site at http://www.ulsdcjobs.net, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or may call the Urban League at (619) 266-6244.
About the Career Fair Committee
The Career Fair Committee is a corporate volunteer arm of the Urban League that works to support and assist the League in raising awareness as it relates to diversity and inclusion. They do this by providing community service in support of events such as the annual career fair.
About the Urban League of San Diego County
The Urban League of San Diego County is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, civil rights and community-based movement that serves over 10,000 people, by providing direct services, research and policy advocacy to help individuals and communities reach their fullest potential. Primarily working with African-American and other emerging ethnic communities, its network of professional staff is working to close equality gaps for people at all economic levels and stages of life, and giving citizens a chance to give back as volunteers. There are over 100 Urban Leagues throughout the nation.
About the Diversity Works! Initiative
Diversity Works! is the Urban League of San Diego County's initiative that takes a practical approach to developing a more diverse workplace through training, lectures, seminars, summits, career fair's and partnerships. With the belief that if you change the way a person thinks, you can help them change their behaviors, Diversity Works! engages all people at all levels, using positive thinking and debunking myths. Its goal is to unlock potential and stimulate personal and professional growth - thus enhancing the workplace and our economy. For more information contact Maurice D. Wilson at 619-266-6244.
Supporting sponsors of the event include Cardinal Health, Cubic, Raytheon, SAIC, the San Diego County Port Authority, Ultimate Staffing and the San Diego Workforce Partnership.