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"People of Color Career Fair" to seek talented professionals in the Twin Cities

The semi-annual hiring event will feature dozens of Minnesota’s top employers!

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — Dust off your resume! The People Of Color Career Fair is coming back to the Twin Cities! The region’s proven source for connecting career seekers with employers serious about maintaining Minnesota’s competitive advantage through diversity and racial inclusion, is returning to the Minneapolis Convention Center Tuesday, October 8, 2019. The FREE semi-annual hiring event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to the public. Advance registration is encouraged. However, walk-ins are welcome. Candidates will receive a FREE professional headshot the day of the career fair. FREE bus or train rides from Metro Transit are also available. Download your FREE bus pass here.

“Inequities that impact Minnesotans’ ability to be successful based on race, geographic, and socioeconomic disparities prevent our entire state from reaching its full potential.The People Of Color Career Fair enables us, as leaders and employers, to be proactive about enacting the change we want for our state,” said Governor Tim Walz.

Former candidate Isabella Kamunyu landed her dream job at the People Of Color Career Fair. “I went straight to the Andersen Corporation booth. One of my mentors from Bremer Bank took me there. I had an interview and got a job on the spot,” said Kamunyu.

 “In the Twin Cities, we have an incredibly talented and diverse workforce actively seeking high paying careers. The People Of Color Career Fair helps connect these professionals with employers across our region,“ said Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter.

 The People Of Color Career Fair was founded October 2016 by Sharon Smith Akinsanya, owner of Rae Mackenzie Group, Inc., to help employers connect with professionals of color to improve our competitiveness within the region. The event, held in the spring and the fall, makes it easier for Minnesota’s top employers, who are actively seeking to create a more inclusive and diverse workforce, to connect with professionals of color.

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