There’s this employment education fair hosted by the city’s Re-Entry Council coming up

(Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Pixabay)
(Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Pixabay)

VIRGINIA BEACH – The city’s Re-Entry Council is hosting its fifth Employment Education Fair on Oct. 17.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Department of Human Services, 3432 Virginia Beach Blvd.

The mission of the Virginia Beach Re-entry Council “is to assist adult and juvenile returning citizens through a collaborative-supported partnership of private, public, nonprofit and faith-based agencies with resources to educate about and provide assistance to overcoming reentry obstacles,” officials said in a news release.

Cosponsored by the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office, the fair is designed to provide employment opportunities for those who may be having difficulty securing a job.

There will be 25 vendors consisting of service employers as well as those that can provide employment with advancement potential for a lifelong career. Vendors will also be available to assist with educational opportunities, updating resumes and interviewing, officials said.

Applicants should “dress for success” (and comfort), and it is recommended that applicants have a resume, but it is not required.

Computer access will be provided to apply for any positions online, on the spot. On-site applications will also be accepted, officials said.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.