Twelfth semi-annual D.C. Career Fair, which brings together 40 employers from the D.C. government and private businesses for onsite hiring, will be held at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 Sixth Street SW on April 17.
The event is organized by the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in cooperation with Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman, At-Large Councilmember Robert White, Jr., as well as the D.C. Department of Employment Services.
Arena Stage’s Executive Producer Edgar Dobie will start the fair with a speech at 9:00 a.m. He will then introduce Silverman and White, Jr. Naomi Mitchell from the Office of Councilmember Allen is planned to share further details about the Career Fair.
Several government agencies and private companies will be hiring at the fair in the fields of construction, hospitality, healthcare, facilities, retail, and transportation.
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“There will be on-site resources to assist with criminal background expungement, obtaining official identifications and professional clothing, as well as additional resources for veterans and disabled residents,” according to the fair brief.
Dobie said that they were proud to partner with council members to make important connections for employers and new employees. “It is thrilling to observe what started out as a long line to hand over a resume that has blossomed into an opportunity for professional development. When one builds a giant round building with windows for walls, our venue serves perfectly as a gathering place for those seeking to build their careers. All of us at Arena are excited to host the next career fair and to work alongside such inspiring council members and their talented staffs,” said Dobie regarding the event.
Allen said that he was honored to host the Ward 6 Job Fair with the Arena Stage, along with Silverman and Councilmember White to help locals get connected to employers with job openings. “When we get job seekers and employers in the same room, good things happen for our residents and our businesses,” he explained.
“Anytime someone lands an interview or a job on the spot, we ring a bell to share the hope and success. In my experience from running this job fair for many years, that bell will be ringing often,” he added.
Recruiting companies participating in the fair include, among others, Allied Universal, Balfour Beatty, Bozzuto, Bridgepoint Hospital, Concord Hospitality, Creative Food Group, D.C. United, DOEE, Entertainment Cruises, First-Class Workforce Solutions , Giant Food, Harris Teeter, Holiday Inn, Hyatt, Intercontinental D.C., Kimpton Hotels, MPD, Reston Limo, Securitas, Strittmatter, Colonial Parking, The Wharf and WMATA.