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Better Together, Lee County Homeless Coalition to host Homeless Service Day & Second Chance Pop-up Job Fair

Event to be held July 14 at Grace Church in Fort Myers

By Staff | Jun 30, 2022

Better Together and the Lee County Homeless Coalition are partnering to host a Homeless Service Day & Second Chance Pop-up Job Fair on Thursday, July 14, for Southwest Florida job seekers facing barriers to employment including homelessness.

A Better Together second-chance job fair helps job seekers overcome barriers to employment by opening the door to background-friendly employers who are ready to hire. Free one-on-one job coaching sessions are also available to job seekers to review resumes and interviewing skills.

This pop-up event also features Lee County Homeless Coalition’s first pop-up Homeless Service Day to help attendees secure an up-to-date Florida ID or replacement driver’s license, which is a common barrier to employment for individuals experiencing homelessness. The service will be provided by Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ mobile FLOW bus.

The job fair is also open to job seekers facing other barriers to employment, including previous incarceration, lack of reliable child care or transportation or gaps on a resume due to the pandemic.

Participating employers include PeopleReady, Hands On Staffing and Mitchell & Stark Construction.

The July 14 pop-up event will take place at Grace Church, located at 2415 Grand Ave., in Fort Myers. The job fair runs from 9 to 11 a.m., while onsite licensing services are available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Job seekers and hiring employers can register at BetterTogetherUS.org/Events/ Popup-JF.

Volunteers are needed for the upcoming event. For the job fair portion, contact gisela@bettertogetherus.org. For the ID services portion, contact info@leehomeless.org for further details.

Churches interested in hosting a Better Together job fair can visit Better-TogetherUS.org for more information.