Goodwill Central Texas a Major Contributor in City of Austin Talent Exchange Career Expo

Job Fair

3.24.2017

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:
March 24, 2016

Media Contact:

Valerie Swift, Senior Director, Community Engagement, Goodwill Central Texas, 512.574.4242
Valerie.Swift@goodwillcentraltexas.org

AUSTIN, TX —The City of Austin and Goodwill Central Texas will host the annual Talent Exchange Career Expo on March 29th. The purpose of the Expo is to build a stronger, more vibrant community by providing a space to match up local employers with career-ready job seekers.

The Career Expo will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from noon to 5 p.m., at the Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road; it is free for job seekers and open to the public. This year’s theme is “Ignite a Network of Possibilities.” Jerry Davis, President and CEO of Goodwill Central Texas, will give opening remarks, along with the City of Austin Mayor, Steve Adler.

Last year’s City of Austin Career Expo featured over 100 employers with more than 4,000 job openings; attendance rose for the third straight year.

To ensure that every Career Expo is an inclusive, accessible event, Goodwill provides sign language interpreters, bilingual interpreters, and sighted guides for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. We also assist applicants with resume coaching.

Goodwill is honored to continue to be a part of an event that directly supports our vision: empowering 100,000 Central Texans to transform their lives through work. Participation in the City of Austin Career Expo allows us yet another opportunity to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers who are seeking qualified candidates.

For more Career Expo information, visit http://www.austintexas.gov/careerexpo.

For more information about the employers registered for the Career Expo, visit http://www.austintexas.gov/page/careerexpoemployers.

Goodwill Central TexasAbout Goodwill Central Texas:

Established in Austin in 1958, Goodwill Central Texas, a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, has become a multi-dimensional non-profit deeply entwined with business and job growth, the environment, and the overall spirit of Central Texas. Goodwill empowers more than 13,000 people each year, helping them fulfill their potential, improve the lives of their families, and contribute to the growth of the community. Goodwill, in collaboration with an extensive network of practical, thoughtful assistance-providers, actively strives to broaden its scope of education, job training, and business services in alignment with the core mission of Generating Lifelong Connections to Work. For more information about Goodwill Central Texas, go to www.goodwillcentraltexas.org.

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