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The H.I.L.L. creating opportunities for hispanic workforce

job fairThe Hispanic Institute for Life and Leadership (The H.I.L.L.) of Northeast Florida will hold its inaugural 2014 Bilingual Job Fair on February 5. More than 10 companies will be on hand to help participants move their careers forward. The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Beaver Street Enterprise Center, 1225 Beaver Street West.

According to the 2011 JCCI Race Relations Report, the Jacksonville Latino community experienced the highest increase in unemployment. The unemployment rate rose from 7.4 percent to 13 percent. The H.I.L.L.is focused on providing resources to help the growing Hispanic community with career training, development and opportunities. All English/Spanish bilinguals are encouraged to bring copies of their resume and showcase their unique talents with some of the city’s best companies.

“We are committed to assisting the Hispanic community find job opportunities. This job fair is another example of how The H.I.L.L. is working to connect talented individuals with powerful companies looking for diverse employees,” said Annie Grogan, The H.I.L.L. president and founder.
About The H.I.L.L.: The Hispanic Institute for Life and Leadership is a 501(c)(3) focused on members of the Latino workforce and the corporations that hire them. Through education and consulting, The H.I.L.L. works to create a Hispanic labor force that is a valued, stable and integral entity of our local economy. It is mentoring Latinos to their personal best.


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