CINCINNATI — As the pandemic rages on, and life continues to be uncertain for so many in our community, we have heard from hundreds of you who are trying to make ends meet amid unemployment. Some of you may be out of work for the first time in recent memory.
And while we have worked hard to tell your stories, we wanted to do more for our community than just highlight the problem.
That is why we partnered with Cincinnati Works to bring you Final Fridays with Cincinnati Works, a monthly virtual job fair to help you get back to work.
Cincinnati Works' mission is to eliminate poverty in Cincinnati by assisting people through advancing economic self-sufficiency through employment.
Our next event will take place Friday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m to 11 a.m.
Applicants will receive a link via email to the Zoom room, where all applicants will gather to wait for 12-minute interviews in breakout rooms with up to two employers.
Companies interviewing with potential employees this month are: Kroger, Springdale packaging firm ProAmpac, cleaning services company ABM and, finally, Cincinnati Works is looking for a career and life coach.
Here's how to sign up for Final Fridays:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following required information (you must include a resume to be considered):
- First and last name
- Phone number
- Email address
- Two employers you are interested in
Sign-ups will close on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 11:59 p.m., so make sure to get your email in by then. If you are selected, we will get in touch with you to let you know your time slots and to give you the Zoom link. If you are not selected, but you provided a resume, we will pass it along to the employers you wanted to talk to. We will also provide information about services at Cincinnati Works and ways the organization can help you with getting on your feet.
Here are some tips to help prepare you for the virtual event, including making sure you have a Zoom account set up and ready to go.
The employers who are participating in Virtual Final Fridays are established partners of Cincinnati Works, demonstrating a commitment to the mission of the organization to end poverty through employment. They appreciate the challenges their frontline employees face (on the job and at home) and they support their employees accordingly. For more information about becoming a Cincinnati Works employer partner, contact Miranda Millard at email@example.com.