FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2016
Explode Your Income at the 2016 African American
Construction Trades Career Fair
RIVERSIDE, CALIF. – March 15, 2016 – According to a recent report from the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) Labor Market Information Division, although unemployment still fairs high, California has seen a slight decrease in unemployment of 1.5 percent since December 2015. However, the issue is still a high priority on the list of economic challenges the Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce (RCBCC) is looking to address. The 2016 African American Construction Trades Career Fair (www.minoritytradefair.com) is part of a strategic plan to eliminate these disparities within the community, particularly for minorities.RCBCC will hold a minority trade job fair on Saturday, Apr. 26, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Moreno Valley Conference Center. This job fair will focus on blue collar and union jobs in a broad range of labor fields including; brick and cement masonry, electricians, plumbers, roofers, general construction and other such trade opportunities.
The 2016 African American Construction Trades Career Fair will bring a host of labor unions, teamsters and employers together who are looking to hire laborers and contractors. RCBCC and The African American Coalition partners and sponsors include: Riverside and San Bernardino Building and Construction Trades Council, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Gateway to Veterans Services, Sigma Beta XI, Covered California, Health Plan Solutions, Southern California Black Business Expo, Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, Combined Insurance, AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care, Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center and BTE Enterprises Advanced Printing Services.
Visit www.minoritytradefair.com or contact Blanca at 951.823.0175, Blanca@riversidecountybcc.org for more info.
About Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce
The Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce (RCBCC’s) mission is to empower and inspire minority entrepreneurs. They believe that the greatest opportunity to empower and inspire minority communities and businesses lies in cooperation and collaboration with the industries of tomorrow.
RCBCC takes a ‛Holistic’ approach to issues that are at the heart of smart business strategies for the minority small business owner.
“Our holistic approach of how we operate RCBCC programs is both specific and inclusive,” said Pepi Jackson, RCBCC President. “We specifically reach out to the minority business community, and we also include the economic development of the community surrounding those minority businesses. In our view, we understand that an entrepreneur can have the best business model in the state, but if that community in which it has decided to serve does not have a solid economic base which can use its discretionary income to patronize that business, than that business will fail. Therefore, the chamber’s holistic strategy is to foster employment opportunities surrounding the minority businesses in the minority communities.” Visit http://www.riversidecountbcc.org and find them on facebook @riversidecountyblackchamber.
About The African American Coalition
The mission of the African American Coalition (AAC) is to inform, empower and impact their communities by providing information and services that will offer opportunities to assist individuals and families to achieve their full potential. AAC are affiliated with the California Democratic Party. However, all are welcome at their events and outreach efforts. Friends of African-American Caucus Region 19 are located in Moreno Valley, California.
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