HRC to host Job Fair as part of Saturday’s “Juneteenth Celebration”

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The Wake Forest Human Relations Council (HRC) will host a free Job Fair on Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m.-1p.m. at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St. The event is part of the Northeast Community Coalition’s day-long Juneteenth Celebration.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The occasion celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.

Candidates attending the HRC Job Fair will be able to speak with human resources professionals representing a variety of employers from both the public and private sectors. The goal of the job fair is to provide access to community agencies and businesses seeking talented candidates in a variety of employment fields.

The event is free and open to the public, and no registration is required. For more information, contact Wake Forest Human Resources Director Virginia Jones at vjones@wakeforestnc.gov.

The Juneteenth Celebration will officially get underway at 10 a.m. with a “Meet & Greet,” at Taylor Street Park, 416 N. Taylor St., followed by a Freedom March at 10:30 a.m. that begins at Olive Branch Baptist Church, 326 E. Juniper Ave., and ends at Taylor Street Park, 416 N. Taylor St. The park is adjacent to the Alston-Massenburg Center.

A short program featuring remarks by Mayor Vivian Jones, Rev. Enoch Holloway, Eugene Adams, Tilda Caudle and long-time resident Evelyn Jones will round out the morning’s schedule beginning at 11:45 a.m.

The celebration, which will also include a variety of food and entertainment, will conclude at 3 p.m.

For more information about the Juneteenth Celebration, including the day’s schedule of events, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/juneteenth-celebration.aspx or contact Tilda Caudle at tilda.caudle@habitatwake.org.

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