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The City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity Announces Inaugural Hire Me Now Job Fair Sponsored by AT&T

Job Fair to connect more than 1,000 job seekers and local hiring businesses; event will provide hands-on training of the TweetMyJobs Houston! platform

The City of Houston, through its TweetMyJobs Houston! initiative is pleased to announce the first ever Hire Me Now Job Fair, sponsored by AT&T. The job fair, which is expected to attract several local businesses that are currently hiring, will take place September 25th from 9:00am – 2:00pm at the BBVA Compass Stadium.

“We are very excited to bring the many local businesses with thousands of Houston-area job seekers who are ready to embark upon a new career,” said Carlecia D. Wright, Director of the Office of Business Opportunity. “The City of Houston has been impressed with the results of Tweet My Jobs, Houston! and the impact on area employers and job seekers. The Hire Me Now Job Fair is one more resource we wish to provide to Houstonians to support the City’s priority of job creation.”

The Hire Me Now Job Fair will kick off with a press conference featuring Mayor Annise D. Parker and Director Wright, who will highlight the impact TweetMyJobs Houston! has made on the city since its launch in April 2013.

The Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) will also be onsite at the event to host workshops on resume creation and interview tips. Each workshop will allow job seekers to upload their resume and begin searching for potential jobs on the spot. Similarly, local businesses can also use the training sessions to register on the platform and upload job openings immediately. In addition HAUL will be providing workshops throughout the event for small business owners to educate them on how to best utilize the TweetMyJobs Houston! platform.

Both HAUL and SER Jobs for Progress are community partners assisting in providing further awareness and education about TweetMyJobs Houston! a free, online platform that utilizes social media to advertise job openings and attract qualified candidates to fill the roles. Since its launch in April 2013, TweetMyJobs Houston! has registered more than 600 Houston area businesses and posted more than 2,200 jobs from small and medium-size businesses.

As the lead sponsor of the Hire Me Now Job Fair, AT&T will also host a booth at the event where they will be connecting with job seekers.

Businesses must register to participate by September 17th at www.HoustonHireMeNow.com. There is a $150 fee for vendors. Space is limited so early registration is recommended.

AT&T, Clear Channel, BBVA Compass Stadium and Univision are proud sponsors of the Hire Me Now Job Fair.

ABOUT THE OFFICE OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

The City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity (OBO) is committed to creating a competitive and diverse business environment in the City of Houston by promoting the growth and success of local and small businesses through a wide range of services from startup business assistance to certification for established businesses seeking contract opportunities with the City. Through OBO’s Houston Business Solutions Center, we provide resources that help with the start-up, sustainability, and growth of businesses. For more information about the Office of Business Opportunity and our suite of services, please visit www.houstontx.gov/obo or call 832-393-0600.

 

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