Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the day before Barack Obama's inauguration. Maybe you want to honor both men by helping a guy out in Baltimore. If you own a small business, or if you work for a large company, or if you're retired and you have time to offer your wisdom, they can use you at the annual job fair at the St. Frances Academy Community Center on Preston Street. This is the seventh year for the event. Contact Ralph Moore at 443-255-5600, or Melissa LaFayette at 410-539-5794 ext. 28, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Self-Help and Service is a free, full day job fair that features a large number of employers from a variety of fields. Featured will be employers willing to hire job seekers with little work experience, formal education and who have criminal histories. The event gives job seekers a chance to prepare for work and connect with employers. It takes place on Monday, Jan. 19. . . . Unlike other job fairs, this day offers a full day of preparation and self help. The day will begin with several job-readiness classes to brush up job seekers' skills and prepare them to enter the workplace. Classes include resume writing, interview skills, and motivation preparation, as in attitudes and behaviors for success. After a hot lunch, job seekers will have an opportunity to speak directly to employers and turn in applications for work. . . . This is the seventh year that the community center has planned the job fair and it has a history of getting jobs for unemployed people in Baltimore. The event will also connect people to organizations that provide G.E.D. classes, job training, addiction treatment, and other tools to prepare them to join the workforce. . . . The St. Frances Academy Community Center is located at 501 E. Chase St. Doors open at 7:00 am and a free continental breakfast is provided. Job-readiness classes begin at 8:30. At noon, a free lunch will be provided to attendees. The job fair goes from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm. The event is open to everyone, and free childcare will be provided.