Turning Point Church and Better Together are partnering to host a community job and resources fair in Bonita Springs on Thursday, Oct. 14.
The church-based job fair goes beyond connecting job seekers with local employers who are ready to hire. It also provides resources such as free one-on-one job coaching sessions to review resumes and interviewing skills, haircuts for a professional look and gift card giveaways.
The community job fair is part of Better Together’s “Better Jobs” program, which has helped 34,000 applicants connect with employment opportunities across more than 20 states. At job fairs hosted by Better Together, two-thirds of attendees get a job interview, and one out of four receive a job offer on the spot.
“Jobs are critical right now, and churches across the country are stepping up as a beacon of hope through community job fairs,” said Megan Rose, CEO of Better Together. “We are excited to restore hope for those who are searching for employment by connecting them with opportunities to provide for their families.”
The Oct. 14 job fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Turning Point Church, located at 3405 Pelican Landing Parkway in Bonita Springs. Job seekers can register at BetterTogetherUS.org/Events/Bonita-JF.
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.