An Exciting Opportunity for Job Seekers

by Jennifer Stevens

 

     The National Federation of the Blind's Job Opportunities for the Blind Program, in collaboration with the Colorado Center for the Blind, is hosting Job Fair 2000 at the National Convention in Atlanta. The fair will take place from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

     We are constantly developing relationships with nationwide employers committed to providing employment opportunities to blind people. We expect that over twenty employers will attend Job Fair 2000. This will give job seekers a chance to meet recruiters, distribute their resumes widely, and interview for open positions.

     Those interested in Job Fair 2000 must submit a resume and cover letter outlining their skills and qualifications to the Colorado Center for the Blind, 1830 South Acoma, Denver, Colorado 80223. If you are interested in attending Job Fair 2000, please send this information immediately since we will be forwarding it to all companies attending the fair. Space is limited, and we must match the skills, knowledge, and abilities of applicants with employer needs. Those who match the skill requirements will be notified by telephone. While we cannot guarantee to have companies to match all applicants' needs, we will do our best to have a wide range of industries represented.

     If you are a professional working with job seekers and want to attend Job Fair 2000, please RSVP to Jennifer Stevens as indicated below.

     We are proud to work with one of the leaders in technology as a corporate sponsor. IBM is actively recruiting high-tech professionals in the areas of systems administration, networking, support integration, customer support, database administration, and deskside support. All positions require a bachelor's degree and various high-tech experience. If you are interested in a job with IBM, please submit your resume immediately to Jennifer Stevens for possible consideration before the job fair. This is one of many new job opportunities available through the JOB program.

     If you have any questions about Job Fair 2000 or related employment opportunities, please contact Jennifer Stevens, Director of Career Services, (800) 401-4632, e-mail <jstevens@ccb-denver.org, or Web page <www.ccb-denver.org>.

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