The Community Empowerment Expo that was held at Plainfield High School was a resounding success, with some attendees interviewing and getting job offers that same day.
The expo offered education information, career opportunities, health screenings and more.
The full release follows.
Plainfield, NJ – March 27, 2017 - Over twenty people were offered Jobs - on the spot - at the 2017 Community Empowerment Expo held this weekend at Plainfield High School. The event was organized by the Plainfield Public School District and the Greater Central Jersey Clergy Association (GCJCA).
It may not be a new practice, but attendees were appreciative of the service and the immediate response from companies such as Home Depot, Lowe’s, APN (Medical Services) and others who gave them the opportunity to fill out job applications and interview on the same day.
Other companies at the expo took applications and will follow-up with the prospective employees.
The event also provided health screenings by Robert Wood Johnson and Horizon.
Career options and brand new programs by the United Way and the YMCA gave young people options to pursue future careers or register for services.
Minister Mollie Germain, member of (GCJCA) said, “By all accounts this event was very successful.”
“It’s very nice to see that over 20 people were offered jobs at the Expo,” said Dr. Debra J. Sheard, Acting Superintendent of Plainfield Public Schools. “Our students and families are very responsive to great opportunities. I thank all who participated and I am especially pleased about the partnerships we are forging with our Plainfield Community.”