Focus will be ways job clubs and career ministries can help the unemployed
WASHINGTON – Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships will host a June 22 symposium in Orlando, Fla., on the important role of job clubs and career ministries in getting Americans back to work. Participants and attendees will include job club coordinators, workforce development officials, government leaders, faith and nonprofit leaders, employers, job seekers and other workers.
The half-day symposium will highlight various ways job clubs and career ministries support communities to help the unemployed regain their footing and transition back into the workforce. It also will provide information on valuable resources offered by the public workforce investment system, as well as give attendees a chance to explore collaborative opportunities.
Job clubs and career ministries bring unemployed individuals together to share professional networks, learn the latest job search techniques and receive emotional support. A Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships project provides connections with job clubs and career ministries, and facilitates partnerships with the workforce investment system, including One-Stop career centers, community colleges and nonprofit service organizations. Visit http://www.dol.gov/jobclubs for more information.
Hilda L. Solis, secretary of labor
Ben Seigel, deputy director, U.S. Department of Labor’s Center for Faith-based and
Allie L. Braswell Jr., president and CEO, Central Florida Urban League
Lisa Rice, president, Brevard Workforce
Suzanne Richards, state program director, Corporation for National and Community Service
Mark Stanakis, president, Jobs Partnership Florida
Symposium on the important role of job clubs and career ministries
Iglesia El Calvario
2500 W. Oak Ridge Road
Orlando, Fla. 32809
Friday, June 22
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT
Media planning to cover this open press event should notify Bennett Gamble or Mike D’Aquino in the Labor Department’s Office of Public Affairs using the information above.