Mayors Taveras and Fung to Host Job Fair for Military, Veterans and Their Families at Providence Career & Technical Academy

Ninety companies to participate with more than 500 job openings; Brief opening ceremony featuring Brigadier General Petrarca, Hope High School Junior ROTC and area veterans
PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung are co-hosting a job fair for Rhode Island’s military, veterans and their families on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Providence Career & Technical Academy, 41 Fricker Street, Providence. There will be 90 businesses that are actively hiring on hand for the event, which will include a brief opening ceremony and four workshops for attendees. This event will be the fourteenth job fair hosted by the two mayors for area unemployed.
WHO: Mayor Angel Taveras; Mayor Allan W. Fung; Brigadier General Charles E. Petrarca, Jr., Rhode Island National Guard; Director Kim Ripoli, Rhode Island Division of Veterans Affairs; Robert Ricci, Esq., Workforce Solutions of Providence/ Cranston; Laurie White, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce; Michael Ritz, Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve/ Hero2Hire; representatives of the Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender; Rhode Island Broadcasters Alliance; 90 area businesses.
WHAT: Job fair for Rhode Island’s unemployed, targeting Rhode Island’s military, veterans and their families
WHERE: Providence Career and Technical Academy, 41 Fricker Street, Providence, RI
WHEN: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Opening ceremony to start at 1 p.m.)