Butterfield's Job Fair Draws More Than 500 District Residents

Apr 24, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Office of Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) announced that more than 500 area residents attended Butterfield’s job fair today.  The 1st Annual Jobs & Opportunities Fair featured dozens of employers and professional development experts from federal, state, and local governments, as well as the private and non-profit sectors.  Job fair attendees were able to meet one-on-one with prospective employers and receive career-readiness training and tips.

Among the employers featured were: Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T), Butner Federal Prisons, Dill Air Control Products, Kindred Healthcare, Kittrell Job Corp, Manpower, Revlon, and Staffmark. 

“Today’s turnout shows that jobs and the economy remains residents’ first priority,” said Butterfield.  “I’m delighted that so many North Carolinians were able to take advantage of this opportunity to receive job hunting tips from qualified experts and to speak with hiring managers face-to-face.  I’m confident that today’s event helped residents develop skills to be competitive when searching for new jobs.”

The organizations providing career counseling services included the Division of Workforce Solutions, Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc., NCBA-Senior Community Service Employment Program, TRIO-Piedmont Community College, Vance County Department of Social Services, Vance-Granville Community College, and the Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Congressman Butterfield kicked-off the Jobs and Opportunities Fair at 10:00 a.m. with opening remarks, followed by information sessions on Career Readiness, Business Development Strategies, Drug Testing Procedures, and Criminal-Records Rights.  From 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. attendees met with prospective employers in the main hall of the job fair.