Passage Home Teams Up with Local Nonprofits for Career Fair February 18

Organization Fighting Poverty in Wake County Teams with NC Works, Dress for Success and StepUp Ministry to Help Local Citizens Find Employment.

Raleigh, NC, January 16, 2016 --( Passage Home, a nonprofit fighting poverty and homelessness in Wake County, will host a career fair on Thursday, Feb. 18th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1830-B Tillery Place. Other local nonprofits, including NCWorks, Dress for Success and StepUp Ministry, will partner with Passage Home to help connect area job seekers with employment. Attendees looking for a job or contemplating a career change will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from different fields of work, such as CNA, customer service, administrative and warehouse jobs. The event is free and open to the public.

NCWorks, a program of the North Carolina Department of Commerce, connects North Carolina jobs with North Carolina people through the efficient use of resources, streamlined customer service for citizens and businesses, alignment of programs and a consistent, cohesive strategy. Dress For Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. StepUp Ministry is a community of diverse faiths that partners with adults and children in the shared goal of stable lives through jobs and life skills training. Each organization seeks to help local citizens thrive through assistance in finding stable, rewarding employment.

“Passage Home is excited to be hosting our career fair next month,” said Jeanne Tedrow, CEO of Passage Home. “We are continuing to partner with NC Works, but extremely excited to be working with Dress for Success and Step-Up Ministry this year, as well. The career fair is so important in the community, because it aligns with our mission of offering a hand up, not a handout. Local citizens will be given a great opportunity to network and show off their professional expertise.”

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Passage Home is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community action agency headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. Founded in 1991, the organization fights poverty and homelessness in Wake County by developing people and places, and strengthening communities. Through its network of local corporations, congregations and community organizations, Passage Home focuses on two core services: family self-sufficiency (people) and economic development (places). The nonprofit also strives to improve the community it serves through giving program participants a hand up, not a handout. Passage Home relies on 29 full-time employees, 10 part-time employees and more than 500 volunteers to make its vision a success. For more information, visit 

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