Evangel Cathedral Announces Semi-Annual Job Fair

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The Employment Ministry of Evangel Cathedral, pastored by Bishop Don Meares, will host its 2008 semi-annual job fair Saturday, October 18, 2008, from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. The event will be held at Evangel Cathedral church located at 13901 Central Avenue directly across from Six Flags recreational park.

The Employment Ministry of Evangel Cathedral, pastored by Bishop Don Meares, will host its 2008 semi-annual job fair Saturday, October 18, 2008, from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. The event will be held at Evangel Cathedral church located at 13901 Central Avenue directly across from Six Flags recreational park.

Evangel Cathedral's Employment Ministry is in its first year of service. With the nation's current unemployment rate at its highest in five years, the Employment Ministry's vision is to see every willing person gainfully employed.

"We started the Employment Ministry at Evangel because we noticed there were a number of unemployed people in our church and in surrounding communities," said Cathy Price, human resources professional and the lead for the ministry. "One way of meeting the needs of those people is by hosting a job fair to create a forum for employers and job seekers to network."

The Employment Ministry also offers workshops and classes throughout the year. Its online services provide tools to prepare job seekers to compete in today's marketplace. One of the classes titled, "Successful Job Search Strategies for the Zealous Job Seeker" is held Saturdays from now until November 7, 2008, at 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Evangel Cathedral. New students are welcome to attend.

During the job fair, the Employment Ministry plan to host a mini-workshop, "From Handshake to Hire: Tips for Making the Best Impression at a Job Fair." Participants will receive a complimentary employment guidebook filled with information on unique job search strategies, resume design, interviewing, salary negotiations and other key employment information.

The Job Fair is open to employers and job seekers from a wide variety of skills, degrees and disciplines, with emphasis in the following areas: IT, Accounting, Marketing, Customer Service, Human Resources, Administrative Support, Social Workers and more. The event is sponsored by The Washington Times.

Evangel Cathedral's Job Fair is FREE and OPEN to the public. To register and for more information on the job fair, classes or services provided by the Employment Ministry, call Evangel Cathedral at 301.249.9400 or visit the Job Fair website at http://ecemjobfair08.googlepages.com.

The Employment Ministry is a ministry division of Evangel Cathedral. Its mission is to equip and empower people for successful employment with companies from around the DC Metropolitan area.

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