When COVID-19 struck, Hispanic communities were hit hardest. In fact, Latinos accounted for 23% of initial COVID-19 job losses while only making up 16% of the total population. A year into the pandemic, the numbers have only gotten bleaker. Latino unemployment has risen from 4.4% pre-pandemic, to 9.3% today.
Although businesses are being allowed to re-open and the masses are lining up to get vaccinated, the effects of the pandemic on Latinos will not be solved overnight. So, El Clasificado has teamed up with EmpleosLatino to host their second job and career fair on April 29, 2021. The only difference from your traditional job fair is that “Feria de Trabajo Presentado por El Clasificado y EmpleosLatino” is entirely in Spanish and entirely online.
The event will consist of keynote speakers, workshops about job preparedness, and virtual booths filled with actively hiring businesses and staffing agencies. Users will be able to chat live with recruiters, submit their resumes, apply for jobs, and still learn about the employment process along the way.
After welcoming over 500 job seekers to their first virtual career fair in October, El Clasificado expects an even greater number of job seekers now that vaccines are allowing for a safer work environment. “Feria de Trabajo Presentado por El Clasificado y EmpleosLatino is not just about getting a job, it is about learning to get a better job or discovering skills and strengths you never knew you had,” said El Clasificado CEO and Founder Martha de la Torre. “Essentially, our job fairs don’t give job seekers a meal; they teach them how to fish”.
If you are interested in participating as a business or staffing agency, please contact [email protected].
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About El Clasificado.com
Founded in 1988 by Martha de la Torre and Joe Badame, El Clasificado is a multi-media company currently serving over 100,000 small businesses each week. Since day one this certified minority-owned business has encouraged local communities to thrive with marketplaces in print, online, and through social avenues targeting U.S. Latinos in Spanish and English.