Thanks to a generous grant from the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce Community Development Fund, Latinas Unidas connected 11 companies with 150 potential new employees. Companies present included Staffing Alternatives, Comfort Keepers, Switlik Survival, System One, Staff Management Group, Accu Staffing, Express Employment Professional, Spherion Staffing, The Protocall Group, Lyneer Staffing, and Robert Half. Also in attendance was Shakira Abdul-Ali, Director of the Department of Health and Human Services in Trenton, as well as Shakespearecia Cadet, Aide to Mayor Reed Gusciora of the City of Trenton.
The job fair is has been an annual event at Latinas Unidas for 15 years. It is a key component of the Latinas Unidas job readiness program. Participants in the program learn how to fill out applications, set goals, and develop interview skills, and many in attendance at the job fair filled out applications on location and secured interviews for next week.
Latinas Unidas has served the Trenton community for 25 years, and was initially founded to help Hispanic women dealing with domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and financial insecurity. In more recent years, the program has focused on empowering women through English as a second language courses, job readiness, and high school equivalency exam preparation. With the support of the community, the mission to eliminate racism and empower women will continue.
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