First-Ever Abilities Job Fair at Abilities Expo

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that, in 2015, only 17.5% of people with a disability were employed. These dismal demographics underscore the need for Abilities Expo's newest feature: The Abilities Job Fair. This much-needed career event will take place for ONE DAY ONLY on Friday, March 24, 2017, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Los Angeles Convention Center right on the Expo show floor.

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The first annual Abilities Job Fair is sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Department on Disability (DOD), the Workforce Development Board City of Los Angele (WDB) , City of Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department (EWDD)  and Los Angeles County Workforce Development Aging & Community Service (WDACS) .

"The Department on Disability is overjoyed to work with the City of Los Angeles Economic Workforce Development Department (EWDD), Workforce Development Board (WDB) and County of Los Angeles Workforce Development Aging and Community Services to address the vital need for the disabilities community across this great city," said Stephen David Simon, Executive Director of the City of Los Angeles Department on Disability.

Not only will nearly 30 forward-thinking organizations be looking to fill their ranks with talented professionals from the disability community, but Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will also drop by to wish the jobseekers well.

Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities Abound

Companies participating in the Abilities Job Fair are recruiting entry level to experienced candidates for a wide-range of positions. Career fair attendees will find openings in accounting, engineering, administrative, management, IT, finance, healthcare, human resources, customer service, data entry, clerical, custodial, industrial, security and more.

Will your dream job be one of the following exciting career opportunities?

Company

Job Categories

All City Management services Inc.

Management Services

Allied Universal

Administrative/Receptionist, Government Services, Human Resources, Information Technology, Management, National Accounts, Security Management, Security Officer

Bank of America

Customer Service

City of Los Angeles Department on Aging-Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

SCSEP provides an opportunity for unemployed seniors to return to the competitive job market through work experience and job training programs. SCSEP provides subsidized, temporary, part-time, community service work-based training for low-income persons age 55 or older who are unemployed and trying to re-enter the job market.

City of Los Angeles Personnel

Administrative, 911 Telecomunications, Accounting and Finance, Agriculture, Airports, Animal Services, Clerical and Data Entry, Facility Management, Fleet Services, Grounds and Landscaping, Health Services, IT and Computers, Law Enforcement, Medical and Nursing, Parks and Recreation, Public Health, Public Relations, Public Safety, Risk Management, Sanitation, Security, Urbam Forestry, Utilities, Vehicle Maintenance, Wastewater, Water Agency, Water Treatment and much more

Coalition for Responsible Community Development/Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center

Administrative, Telecomunications, Accounting and Finance, Agriculture, Clerical and Data Entry, Facility Management, Fleet Services, Grounds and Landscaping, Health Services, IT and Computers, Medical and Nursing, Public Relations, Risk Management, Security, Utilities, Vehicle Maintenance

County of Los Angeles Department of Human Resources

Administrative, 911 Telecomunications, Accounting and Finance, Agriculture, Airports, Animal Services, Clerical and Data Entry, Facility Management, Fleet Services, Grounds and Landscaping, Health Services, IT and Computers, Law Enforcement, Medical and Nursing, Parks and Recreation, Public Health, Public Relations, Public Safety, Risk Management, Sanitation, Security, Urbam Forestry, Utilities, Vehicle Maintenance, Wastewater, Water Agency, Water Treatment and much more

Dedicated Building Services

Various

Designated Exceptional Services for Independence

Social Services Facilitators and Mentors

Diverse Business Solutions

Light Industrial

Dytran Instruments

Sales, Shipping, Personnel, Marketing, Quality Assurance,

Fed Ex

Multiple

Goodwill Central San Gabriel Valley

Ticket to Work Program

Goodwill Southern California

Ticket to Work Program

Hawker Pacific Aerospace

A & P Mechanic, Administrative, Customer Service, Finance , Inspection, Machinist, Painting, Plating, Production Control, Quality Assurance and Others

Home Depot

Various

Jewish Vocational Services Los Angeles

Various

Kelly Services/USC

Custodian

LA County Veterans Employment (Goodwill Southern California)

Various

Marvin Engineering Co., Inc.

Clerical, Engineers, Programer/Operator, Facilities

North American Staffing Group

Administrative / Clerical

Nova Management

Various

Pride Industries City of Commerce site

Various

Pride Industries, El Segundo

Non Profit- Mentorship and Job Training

Professional Child Development Associates

Cooks, Dishwasher, Equipment Assembler, Operations, Compliance and Risk Management

Securitas

Various

UCLA-School of Medicine

Various

WAYS Home Care and Health Agency, LLC

Nursing

Wells Fargo

Customer Service, Banking

 

Résumé and Interview Training Available Onsite

The Abilities Job Fair is a one-stop shop designed to provide you with the necessary tools for a successful job search.

Does your résumé need a little polish to better highlight your skills and qualifications? The WDB  staff will work with you to ensure your professional accomplishments and proficiencies leap from the page. Once your résumé is recruiter-ready, a print-out can be provided.

But what about the dreaded interview process? Though it can cause anxiety among the most experienced professionals, it doesn't have to. Interviewing experts onsite will work one-on-one with attendees, arming them with tips and tricks prepare them for a masterful interview performance.

WDACS representatives will be on hand to offer assistance to anyone who is unsure where their skills would best place them. In addition, CART and American Sign Language Interpretation service will be available for career fair attendees who require them.

Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Officials Weigh in on Disability Employment

At approximately 12:30 pm, Mayor Garcetti will offer remarks on the Abilities Job Fair and the benefits of recruiting talent from the disability community. He will also introduce EWDD General Manager Jan Perry, DOD Executive Director Stephen David Simon and Vice Chair and Director of the Paralympic Committee Candace Cable, who will all comment on the issue of disability employment and the actions of their respective organizations to improve the status quo.

A veteran Paralympian and pioneer in wheelchair racing, Candace Cable has brought home the gold for Team USA nine times, and medaled another 12 times in her athletic career. Her committee is bidding to bring the Paralympic Games to Los Angeles in 2024.

 

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