Linda Vista Resource Center Gets Down to Work With Job Fair
Last Friday, Linda Vista Resource Center held a Job Fair. Our new Residential Coordinator, Marissa Baltrip, arranged to have local employers near the Resource Center as well as National employers like Hilton Hotels. Ms. Ruby Glass of the Near Northwest Management District, which focuses on economic development in the area around the Linda Vista Apartments, gave advice on job hunting and opportunities in the area. The three hour job fair brought prospective employers together with over 40 attendees. The employers attending offered advice on the resumes they received, accepted applications, and made followed up appointments.
The Job Fair was put together by Marissa after she spoke with residents. She asked residents what they needed and what their biggest concerns were. One of the biggest was employment. Springing into action, Marissa contacted the Near Northwest District and Ruby Glass helped her make contact with employers in the area. She even arranged for Ms Glass to come out and give some great job hunting advice.
Attendees seemed very enthusiastic about their experience at the Job Fair. They got great advice, networked, and some even got a follow up interview appointment.
Kudos to the Resource Center for listening to what the community wants and delivering. This is how you build community by listening, acting, and involving. Great job Marissa!