DC Job Fair Held at Arena Stage Tomorrow From 10 AM to 2 PM

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THE D.C. JOB FAIR
SPONSORED BY CHARLES ALLEN, ELISSA SILVERMAN AND ARENA STAGE
AT THE MEAD CENTER FOR AMERICAN THEATER

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TOMORROW, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
FROM 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Driven by the overwhelming public response to the previous four public job fairs, which featured partnerships with more than 40 participating organizations and were attended by a combined total of 5,500 community members, Arena Stage will once again open its doors to the D.C. community and partner with the offices of Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman, along with local businesses, non-profits and government employment agencies to host The D.C. Job Fair FridayFebruary 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW).

Recruitment will be focused on five employment categories—construction, retail, hospitality, armed forces and facilities services. Recruiting companies onsite include Architect of the Capitol, Big Bus Tours, Capital Rail Constructors, Clark Construction at the Wharf, Clean Team, CSX, DC Central Kitchen DC Water, District Department of the Environment (DDOE), Giant Food, Metropolitan Police Department, Sears Home Services,Specialty Hospital of Washington and U.S. Navy.

This event pays special attention to the needs of returning citizens re-entering the workplace. A number of organizations that provide re-entry support services, including free GED and literacy classes, will be onsite. These partners include Academy of Hope, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), DC Jobs Council, DC Office of Human Rights, Department of Employment Services, Dress for Success, So Others Might Eat (SOME), Street Sense and United Planning Organization.

For additional information and the most up-to-date list of participating organizations please visit arenastage.org/jobfair.

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WHEN:

Friday, February 20, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m.: Media availability and welcoming remarks
Councilmembers Tommy Wells and Elissa Silverman

Arena Stage Chief Marketing Officer Khady Kamara

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Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

1101 Sixth St., SW, Washington, DC 20024
Metro: Waterfront/Green Line
www.arenastage.org 

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“The tradition of the job fair started with our production of Good People and former Councilmember Tommy Wells. This good idea found new champions with Councilmembers Charles Allen and Elissa Silverman. Our commitment to making the Mead Center available for worthwhile community events remains strong and we look forward to welcoming folks again on February 20.”–Arena Stage Executive Producer Edgar Dobie.

“Arena Stage’s current production of King Hedley II grapples with what is a real-life drama for many of our residents: how to get on good footing with life, family, and work after returning from incarceration. Returning citizens often face barriers to employment at the very moment a good job could make a profound impact on their transition back into the community. District government can play a key role in helping to remove barriers and connect these residents to jobs, job training and supportive services that lead to greater opportunity, and I hope this event is part of a continuing and growing effort to do this.”-–At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman

 “I’m excited to continue the tradition of supporting D.C. job fairs here in Ward 6. It’s crucial that the District government work to connect citizens to good jobs, job training programs and other employment resources. I’m committed to helping unemployed and underemployed residents and returning citizens find new opportunities, bringing talented workers together with our local business community to grow a stronger District economy for all.”-–Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen