Better Together and Christ Community Church are partnering to host a Hurricane Relief Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 for workers and employers impacted by Hurricane Ian.
The job fair will take place at Christ Community Church, located at 4050 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. Participating employers include Chicken Salad Chick, Creative Architectural Resin Products, Elite DNA Behavioral Health, Jiffy Lube, Reece Windows & Doors and Storm Smart. Job seekers and employers can register at BetterTogetherUS.org/Events/Ian-JobFair.
“As Southwest Florida surveys devastation from Hurricane Ian, countless employees are not only worried about their homes and families, but also loss of livelihood as many businesses are closed for the foreseeable future until repairs can begin,” said Megan Rose, CEO of Better Together. “We know the challenges and we are ready with solutions for those who are working to get back on their feet.”
The church-based job fair not only connects job seekers with local employers who offer on-the-spot job opportunities, but also provides resources to facilitate stronger connections and more hires. Free one-on-one job coaching sessions are available to job seekers to review resumes and interviewing skills, and additional services will be available onsite, including distribution of hurricane supplies.
The community job fair is part of Better Together’s “Better Jobs” program, which has helped 36,000 applicants connect with employment opportunities across 26 states. At job fairs hosted by Better Together, two-thirds of attendees get a job interview, and nearly half receive a job offer on the spot.
Better Together is providing a variety of resources to families in response to Hurricane Ian, including temporary child care for first responders and families in need of getting their children into a safe environment as well as distributing food and supplies to families in need. To learn more, volunteer or donate, visit BetterTogetherUS.org.
ABOUT BETTER TOGETHER
Better Together is a nonprofit organization that helps parents going through a hard time keep their kids out of foster care, find work and address the root causes of their struggle so that they can reunite as a family with the tools and support system to thrive. A privately funded and professionally supported organization, Better Together is made up of volunteers who believe helping people help themselves is the best way to restore dignity and bring families together. Through the Better Families program, families are offered a preventive alternative to foster care while they get the help they need. To date, the program has kept 98% of children served out of foster care. The Better Jobs program was created to address the 76% of families that come to Better Together because of economic hardship tied to unemployment. In addition to community job fairs, the program offers job seekers coaching, guidance, support and encouragement through local church partners. For more information, visit BetterTogetherUS.org.