Over 400 Job Seekers Attended the NAM/BJM Spring 2018 Career Fair

April 17, 2018

Over 400 people attended the NAM/BJM Spring 2018 Career Fair organized by Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) and Between Jobs Ministry (BJM).

The event was held at Northwest Bible Church in Spring, Texas, on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.  Companies in attendance ranged from the City of Houston to Houston Methodist Hospital and spanned a variety of industries such as education, law enforcement, finance, and medical.  Job seekers were able to meet with Workforce Solutions, NAM THRIVE, Lone Star College and more than 50 other employers and recruiters, as well as with representatives from non-profit and veteran organizations in the area.  Participates also had the chance to listen to guest speaker, Bill Proctor, conduct a workshop called “Can You Go the Distance? The Critical Skill for Job Search and Workplace Success.”

“It was a great event and the feedback we received from employers and job seekers alike was very positive,” explained Mary Silbert, Director of NAM’s Learning Center.  “The Houston area is very diverse and filled with skilled labor,” Silbert continued.  “This Career Fair is a great way to bring area workers and employers together in one place.”

The Learning Center at NAM provides adult students with the vocational training they need to start a new career.  During the fiscal year 2016-2017, the Learning Center provided 70 clients with vocational training scholarships and assisted 51 clients to obtain jobs.  The Learning Center also provided GED and ESL classes to more than 322 students.

Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors.  NAM provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education and domestic violence awareness and intervention.  During its last fiscal year, NAM touched the lives of more than 129,000 people through its many programs and services.