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Yarmuth to Host "Build your Skills: A Job Hunter's Guide to Success" To Help Louisvillians Improve Career Opportunities

 

(Louisville, KY) Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) announced he is hosting a major day-long event to help job seekers in Louisville improve their job-hunting techniques and hear directly from local employers about the kinds of skills they look for when hiring new workers.  To help the unemployed, the underemployed, or those looking to change their careers, workshops will be led by career coaches and local human resource managers, who will also participate in one-on-one sessions with individuals seeking resume advice and interviewing tips.  Hosted in conjunction with KentuckianaWorks and the Louisville Urban League, Congressman Yarmuth’s event is free and open to residents of the 3rd Congressional District. 

 

“This event is an opportunity for my constituents to obtain and strengthen the skills they need to take full advantage of the recovering economy and the new jobs that will continue to be created in the weeks and months ahead,” said Congressman Yarmuth.

 

“Congressman John Yarmuth continues to be innovative and responsive to residents of the 3rd Congressional District by providing this job hunters workshop where his constituents can obtain the necessary tools to build and sharpen their job-seeking skills in a tough job market,” said KentuckianaWorks Executive Director Michael B. Gritton. “KentuckianaWorks is proud to partner with Congressman Yarmuth in assisting laid-off workers to learn how to get a competitive edge as they seek new job opportunities.”

 

The “Build Your Skills: A Job Hunter’s Guide to Success” event will be emceed by longtime broadcast journalist Jean West and feature special guest speakers including Churchill Downs, Incorporated COO Bill Carstanjen – who recently appeared on the CBS program “Undercover Boss.”

 

“We are very pleased to join with Congressman Yarmuth on the Build Your Skills event," said Ben Richmond, President/CEO of the Louisville Urban League. "In this economy you have to be at the top of your game as it relates to the application and interview process, and need a strong marketable resume and good networking skills. The League's Center for Workforce Development assists thousands each year to develop and improve their job search skills and we are glad to help.”

 

Louisvillians who would like to attend the event simply need to RSVP on the Congressman’s website at http://yarmuth.house.gov or by calling 502-582-5129.

 

 

 

EVENT BASICS

WHAT: Congressman Yarmuth’s “Build Your Skills: A Job Hunter’s Guide to Success” event

 

WHEN: Monday, June 21, 2010

 Check In: 8:30 to 9:30 am

 Program: 9:30am to 3:00pm

 

WHERE: Crowne Plaza (formerly The Executive West)

    830 Phillips Lane

 

WHO:     Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3)

                 Churchill Downs, Incorporated COO Bill Carstanjen

                 HR Professionals

                 Career Coaches

 

RSVP:

Online: http://www.yarmuth.house.gov

                Phone:  502-582-5129