Ray Lewis, NFL Great; Jeff Hoffman, Tech Billionaire; and Richmond McCoy Headline Ferguson 1000 Hiring Event Lecture Weekend July 22 and 23

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Ray Lewis, NFL Great; Jeff Hoffman, Priceline Founder and Tech Billionaire; and Richmond McCoy, Real Estate Developer, Headline Ferguson 1000 5th Hiring Event at University of Missouri-St. Louis. The event will highlight strategies on job creation and minority business development in and around the St. Louis area.

Ferguson 1000 will host its 5th hiring event on July 23rd, 2016. The event will kick off Friday, July 22nd, 2016 with a private, invitation-only reception and lecture featuring entrepreneurs, business owners, titans of industry, politicians and community organizations with keynote speakers Priceline’s Founder/CEO Jeff Hoffman, President and CEO of Urban America Richmond McCoy and NFL legend and Baltimore 1000 co-founder Ray Lewis.

August 9th, 2014 and April 25th, 2015 were pivotal times in this country’s history. The tragic and unnecessary deaths of Michael Brown, Jr. and Freddie Gray sparked a national outrage and revealed systemic inequities and iniquities that have historically victimized, marginalized and disenfranchised an entire segment of the population.

In the midst of these pivotal events, Ferguson 1000’s CEO Dave Spence created a new model that desires to level the playing field and one of the key elements of this model is economic empowerment. By creating a more inclusive dialogue between the leadership and the communities that they serve, Ferguson will set the standard in creating opportunities for entrepreneurship, job creation and economic empowerment through STEAM. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math). By fostering innovation within these disciplines, Ferguson 1000 will charter a new course that will ultimately lead to unprecedented youth and minority business development within the Ferguson area and spread throughout the country. Previous Ferguson 1000 hiring events have enjoyed tremendous success and have introduced capable and ambitious individuals to join the ranks of Fortune 500 companies such as Boeing, KPMG, Washington University, IKEA, Nike, Schnucks Supermarkets, Hollywood Casino, Barnes Jewish Christian Hospital Network, Edward Jones, Avon, UPS just to name a few. In fact, the last hiring event led to 100 participants being hired on the spot.

This hiring event will beat that record with the help of our current corporate partners Eagle Bank, Accenture and Uber. As we approach the second anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown, the lost promise of this young life will usher in a new day where opportunities will abound for those of his generation to fulfill their god given purpose through Ferguson 1000.

No longer will the city of Ferguson live in infamy being known only as the epicenter of racial profiling, political corruption and economic disparity. Like the mythical phoenix, Ferguson shall rise from the ashes and become a beacon of economic empowerment through entrepreneurship, forging new paths of innovation within the disciplines in science, technology, the arts and business.

The event will begin on Friday, July 22, 2016 with a private, invitation-only reception and lecture at the JCPenney Building located at 1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63121 at 6pm and will continue until 8pm. The hiring event will occur between 9am and Noon on Saturday. July 23rd, 2016 at the JCPenney Building on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus at 1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63121.

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. Over 70 companies have confirmed. 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.

Over 1,000 job opportunities have been presented to Ferguson residents and the entire St. Louis region with hundreds of opportunities for business and job creation still available.

About Ferguson 1000:
Ferguson 1000’s aim is to bring together St. Louis area’s largest employers to give county residents, especially those in Ferguson, job training, business development, and employment opportunities. The organization was founded by businessman and former gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence. The great need for economic relief motivated Mr. Spence to spearhead the economic development of Ferguson and the surrounding areas through the creation of Ferguson 1000 Jobs initiative. This initiative will spark a global movement that will create a more progressive and equitable society.

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