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Autumn Job Fair on November 1st

The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) will host an Autumn Job Fair on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at 40 Laurel Hill Avenue in Providence. If you are interested in employment opportunities, the Fair will provide you with a chance to meet a variety of employers currently hiring for full, part-time, and seasonal positions.

The Autumn Job Fair will host about a dozen employers and is open to both PHA and non-PHA residents.  The format will allow for time to meet and greet with employers of interest in a personal setting. Some will be conducting preliminary job interviews on site throughout the Fair.

The PHA’s Autumn Job Fair was generously supported by Jobs Plus Providence, the United Way of Rhode Island, and LISC Financial Opportunity Center.

Job Seekers Come Prepared

Resume:  Bring copies of your resume with you to leave with employers that you are interested in working with so they can review and follow up after the Job Fair. If you do not have a resume or need to update the one you have, contact Jennifer Ortega Perez at (401) 709-2210.

Attire:  We suggest wearing business casual attire and that you have a positive and determined attitude ready to charm our employer partners. If you are a part of any of the Providence Housing Authority’s Workforce Development Programs, such as the Adult Education and Training, Jobs Plus Providence , or the Financial Opportunity Center and are in need of appropriate clothing you can take advantage of our Workforce Success Closet. It has a variety of professional clothing, shoes, and accessories for men and women. Contact your program representative directly or call Resident Services at (401) 751-6400 to schedule an appointment

Prepare Ahead:  The Autumn Job Fair features several employers, and we expect between 40-60 job seekers to attend.  It can be overwhelming and there can be competition for the attention of high demand employers.  We recommend that you review our employer partners prior to attending so you have an idea of what questions you would like to ask, skills or traits you would like to highlight, and which employers to prioritize.  Get to your priority employers first and then take a chance and venture into a new field or company – you never know where that openness may take you.

Children:  Unfortunately, we are unable to offer child care services for this event.  Please plan accordingly and arrange for childcare prior to arriving.

Open to the Public

You do not have to be a Providence Housing resident to attend and benefit from the Autumn Job Fair.  Registration is not necessary. Join us and bring a friend!

Participating Employers

We have a variety of different employers committed to attending our Autumn Job Fair representing a variety of fields.  Employers from manufacturing, the medical field, staffing agencies, food industry and transportation services are just a few of the many industries represented.

Employers are looking to fill in full-time, part-time, and temporary or seasonal positions.

Some of the employers that are going to be in attendance are:

Quick Tips

Here are a few quick tips from our employment and training staff members to improve your chances of success:

  • Have a firm handshake
  • Make direct eye contact
  • Have some questions in mind
  • Smile
  • Get the contact info of employers you are interested in
  • Send a follow up email thanking the employers you talked to and are interested in

Learn More

If you have any further questions or want to learn more about the Autumn Job Fair and other job fairs to come, call Jennifer Ortega Perez at (401) 709-2210 or email JenniferO@pha-providence.com.

If you are an employer interested in working with PHA residents, contact one of our Job Developers:

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