Fort Wayne UNITED is providing a wonderful opportunity for those looking for employment. On Saturday, July 21, 7 – 10 pm, several area employers will be available during Fort Wayne UNITED’s Late Night Basketball League to share information about positions they have available. Job Fair attendees who schedule an interview will be invited to meet with Fort Wayne UNITED before their appointment to receive one-on-one interview preparation tips and free attire to wear during the interview.
Everyone is welcome to attend the job fair and is encouraged to enjoy some great basketball before or after they visit the job fair booths. The job fair will take place from 7 – 10 pm at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave. The Late Night Basketball games will take place from 8 – 11 pm that evening.
Fort Wayne UNITED is a Mayoral initiative started by Mayor Tom Henry in 2016. Under the direction of Iric Headley and a steering committee of local volunteers, it places two national efforts, Cities United and My Brother’s Keeper, into one program to provide positive opportunities and hope for black men and boys and make a meaningful difference with an emphasis on listening, input, letting voices be heard, and engagement.
Fort Wayne UNITED’s vision is for every black male in Fort Wayne to be respected and valued with an opportunity to reach their full potential. The mission is to advocate for and implement policies, practices and procedures to ensure equity and opportunity for black fathers, brothers and sons at home, work, school, and the community through collaborative efforts.
Sponsors are the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Police Department, Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Domino’s, Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne Metals and Northeast Indiana Building Trades.