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 [email protected].

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 [email protected].

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