MECA’s 4th Annual Multicultural Career and Opportunities Expo
Austin, Texas, July 8, 2010 – The Multi-Ethnic Chamber Alliance (MECA) is proud to present the 4th Annual Multicultural Career and Opportunities Expo in partnership with the City of Austin. The Expo will take place Friday, August 6th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 6121 North IH 35.
To kick off a lively day, Kevin Johns, City of Austin, Director of Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office, will address the Minority Chambers and participants at the event’s ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m. The Career Expo is intended to foster opportunities for minority job seekers and facilitate various career-training sessions for Austin area residents. This power packed Career Expo will consist of four training sessions focusing on Resume Development, Job-Hunting Techniques, Interviewing Skills, and International Trade.
The Multi-Ethnic Chamber is proud to partner with the City of Austin as they are proud advocates of the importance of diversity in all aspects of economic development. Kevin Johns, Director of the City of Austin Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office stated, “In a globalized age, attracting talent is a sought-after commodity for industries. We appreciate partner opportunities, such as the MECA [Multi Ethnic Chamber Alliance] job fair, to help attract diverse talent while helping Austin’s businesses grow.”
The Multi-Ethnic Chamber Alliance is a partnership between the Austin Asian American Chamber of Commerce (AAACC), the Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce (CCAACC), and the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GAHCC). Each organization will be taking an active role in securing prominent companies for the Expo, organizing training sessions, and coordinating appropriate accommodations for all participants.
Last year over 60 participating companies and 500 attendees participated in the expo. This year, MECA is preparing for even more participating vendors and job seekers at the all-day expo. Companies that have committed to attend the Multicultural Career Expo to date include:
Austin American Statesman/¡ahora sí!
Austin Community College District
Austin Human Resource Management Association
Austin Police Department
Boy Scouts of America
City of Austin Fire Department
Data Agility Group
Encotech Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Evins Personnel Consultants, Inc.
Farmers Insurance Group
FedEx Ground & Home Delivery
Goodwill Staffing Services
Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc.
Modern Woodmen of America
New York Life Insurance Company
Otis Spunkmeyer, Inc.
Senior Work Solutions
Southwestern National Bank
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Texas Department of Agriculture
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Texas Gas Service
The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas
The Driskill Hotel
University of Phoenix
Workforce-Solutions Capital Area
About the MECA:
The Multi-Ethnic Chamber Alliance (MECA), founded in 2002, has grown to be an economic development, educational and networking resource for minority and women-owned businesses and the community at large. MECA is working with the City of Austin Small Business Development Program to offer various group business training and courses, and one-on-one technical assistance to individual business owners and associates. MECA also helps businesses with MBE/WBE certification. MECA aims to help businesses to grow and to connect in the Austin Community.
For more information on the 4th Annual Multicultural Career Expo please contact Nayeli Gallegos at (512) 462-7502.