NFL Ray Lewis Partners with Ferguson 1000, Jeff Hoffman, Richmond McCoy and Dr. Lance McCarthy to Launch Baltimore 1000 Hiring Event to Create 1000 Jobs in Baltimore

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Baltimore 1000 will duplicate the success of Ferguson 1000 by hosting a Hiring Event on October 14 and October 15 at Morgan State. The Hiring Event weekend will highlight solutions for urban development to include corporate partnerships and minority business development through technology.

Baltimore 1000 will host its 1st " Hiring Event on October 15. The event will kick off Friday, October 14, 2016 with a reception and lecture featuring entrepreneurs, business owners, titans of industry, politicians and community organizations with keynote speakers Priceline’s Co-Founder Jeff Hoffman, President and CEO of Urban America Richmond McCoy NFL legend and Baltimore 1000 co-founder Ray Lewis and Dr. Lance McCarthy Co Founder of Ferguson 1000.

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 Co Founder Dr. Lance McCarthy 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, Baltimore is the first expansion city of Ferguson 1000. The goal is to duplicate the same success as in Ferguson 1000.

NFL Legend Ray Lewis has had success in the tech world via his solar energy business. Therefore when Dr. Lance McCarthy of Ferguson 1000 decided to expand nationwide. Ray was the perfect partner. " Ray has been focusing in urban American for years, it was a natural fit to partner with him in Baltimore", says Dr. Lance.

Baltimore 1000 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, Baltimore 1000 will charter a new course that will ultimately lead to unprecedented youth and minority business development within the Baltimore 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. Baltimore 1000 will duplicate this success.

This hiring event will make history with their partners, to include over 40 corporate partners in the Baltimore area. where opportunities will abound for those of his generation to fulfill their god given purpose through Baltimore 1000.

No longer will the city of Baltimore live in infamy being known only as the epicenter of racial profiling, political corruption and economic disparity. Like the mythical phoenix, Baltimore 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, October 14 , 2016 with a reception and lecture at the campus of Morgan State University 6pm and will continue until 8pm. The hiring event will occur between 9am and 2pm on Saturday. October 15, 2016 again at the campus at Morgan State University.

Baltimore 1000 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 Baltimore area. Nearly 50 companies have confirmed. Speakers will be on hand to discuss employment and entrepreneur strategies They will be giving away 100 suits and job readiness training is going on up until the event.
Visit Baltimore 1000 Jobs website to learn of registration , companies that are participating at other social media networks for more information. Interview attire is required.

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 co founded by economist and economic development specialist Dr. Lance McCarthy. The great need for economic relief motivated Dr. Lance to assist 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.

About Baltimore 1000
Baltimore 1000 was developed as the first expansion city of Ferguson 1000. NFL Great Ray Lewis Co Founded the initiative to help create jobs in Baltimore and to grow minority tech firms. Ray has been developing a technology firm that focuses on solar energy. Baltimore 1000 has developed partnerships with government , corporations, universities and others to create a comprehensive "Economic Development Superbowl Team" for creating jobs and growing minority businesses.

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