St. Louis, Mo. (PRWEB) March 13, 2016
National Science Foundation Program Officer to Speak at Ferguson 1000 4th Hiring Event Weekend April 15th and October 16th 2016. Many major companies in the area have confirmed.
Ferguson 1000 will host its 4th Hiring event on April 16, 2016. The event will kick off with an invitation only private reception/lecture Friday evening, April 15th. The night will feature entrepreneurs, business owners, politicians, community organizations with special national speaker Dr. Kamau Bobb Program Officer at the National Science Foundation. After the death of Michael Brown Jr. on August 9, 2014, Ferguson and the entire St. Louis region have become the epicenter for economic disparity, unethical police practices and racial profiling. Ferguson 1000’s CEO Dave Spence desire to create a new model and standard for a more inclusive dialogue between leadership and the community they serve. The first step is to implement systems that will encourage cooperative job creation, entrepreneurship and empowerment through technology, youth and minority business development.
The last Ferguson 1000 Hiring Event in October of last year was held at St. Louis Community College at Forest park where nearly 100 companies and community organizations were represented. Past Ferguson 1000 Hiring Events have had over 700 participants attending and over 100 people hired on the spot the day of the event. Through Ferguson 1000 corporate partners, over 1000 jobs have been made available to residents in Ferguson and the entire St. Louis region.
The Ferguson 1000 initiative has had national recognition for it's efforts. Ferguson 1000 has been invited to the White House to share it's solutions as well as Harvard University. Other cities have attended past Ferguson 1000 events to discuss how the initiative can be duplicated in their cities.
The Ferguson 1000 initiative has also highlighted African American companies in the technology field. Such companies profiled at past events included Jaylen Bledsoe 17 year old technology millionaire CEO and Chris Motley of Better Weekdays a leading HR software company.
The great need for economic relief motivated Mr. Spence to assist in the economic development of Ferguson and the surrounding areas through the creation of Ferguson 1000 Jobs initiative.
Ferguson 1000 aims to bring together some of the St. Louis area’s largest employers to give residents across the entire St. Louis area, job training, business development, and employment opportunities. The organization was founded by businessman and former gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence.
The Hiring Event is from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, April 16, and will be held at Harris Stowe State University 3026 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103. Ferguson 1000 Jobs are asking participants to register online for the upcoming Hiring Event and the job readiness prep classes. Registering for the event online gives the applicants an advantage to be automatically added to a database to help match them with future employment opportunity if they are not successful getting hired the day of the event. The database can match their skills with available job openings in the greater St. Louis area.
Speakers will be on hand to discuss employment and entrepreneur strategies.
Visit Ferguson 1000 Jobs website to pre register at http://www.ferguson1000jobs.com and other social media networks for more information. Interview attire is required.