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RECORD-BREAKING ATTENDANCE CAREER CONNECTORS NETWORKING EVENTS REACH 20,000 ATTENDEES
The Non-Profit Offers Monthly Events Throughout the Valley
Providing Quality, Career-Level Hiring Opportunities for Those in Career Transition
May, June and July Meetings Announced
PHOENIX, Ariz., (April 27, 2015) – Career Connectors reaches new attendance records on the eve of its sixth anniversary, officially registering a cumulative 20,000 meeting attendees. The nonprofit’s event turnouts have increased exponentially, providing quality assistance to Valley professionals in career transition.
Since its launch in July 2009, Career Connectors has organized 281 events with over 300 featured employers. Their LinkedIn Group now exceeds 4,700 members with new additions daily. The organization continues to develop new corporate partnerships and networking tools for its growing community of job seekers. With monthly events taking place in Phoenix, Gilbert, and Scottsdale Arizona, the nonprofit’s recent milestones are a testament to its valuable resources and quality hiring opportunities.
“We’ve continued to modify and structure our program around the needs of professionals to keep up with the changing economy. Our program continues to grow, not necessarily due to a bad economy, but because people get real help, find great connections, and experience hope when they join the events and this community,” said Founder Jessica Pierce.
Career Connectors events are free and provide face-to-face meeting time with quality employers, plus a variety of no-cost tools and professional resources including resume review and critique, business portraits, social media and LinkedIn coaching, and educational opportunities. For a full schedule, more information or to preregister, click careerconnectors.org, or call 480-442–5806.
Summer 2015 meetings consist of three one-hour segments that kick off with a relevant keynote speaker and topics such as “Image Matters,” “Getting Hired by the Best,” and “The Successful Interview.”
Second-hour presenters consist of hiring company representatives who provide full information and tips on open positions. A variety of industries are present and may include health care, high-tech, engineering, financial services, with positions targeted to unemployed or underemployed, career-level professionals.
The third hour provides networking, job search assistance, career experts, community resources, hiring companies, resume review, professional photos, LinkedIn coaching, and more. Career Connectors was recommended by the Department of Labor as an effective employment engagement model at The White House in Washington DC, where the organization’s executive director and founder, Jessica M. Pierce was a speaker.
The networking group remains one of Arizona’s fastest growing job seeker programs in the Valley, and earned a spot in the Phoenix Business Journal’s “The Top Five Phoenix-area networking associations” in 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.
Career Connectors May, June, and July Meeting Line-Up for Phoenix, Scottsdale and Gilbert
Where: North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Avenue, Building B, Phoenix.
Time: 9 a.m. – noon
Dates: Wednesday, May 6; Wednesday, June 3; Wednesday, July 1
May Topic: “Image Matters: Elevate Your Image and Expand Your Influence”
June Topic: “DISCover Your Unique Value”
Where: Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale.
Time: 9 a.m. – noon
Dates: Thursday, May 14; Thursday, June 11; Thursday, July 9
May Topic: “Getting Hired By the Best”
June Topic: “Developing and Living Your Personal Brand”
Where: Central Christian Church, Gilbert Campus, Student Center, 965 E. Germann Road, Gilbert.
Time: 9 a.m. – noon
Dates: Tuesday, May 26; Tuesday, June 23; Tuesday, July 28
May Topic: “The Successful Interview”
June Topic: “Get LinkedIn or Get Left Out”
About Career Connectors
Career Connectors mission is to connect professionals in career transition to hiring companies and quality
resources. As Arizona’s fastest growing job seeker program, the organization hosts no cost job seeker events in Chandler/Gilbert, Phoenix and North Scottsdale. At each event, Career Connectors showcases hiring companies, and offers free services including educational opportunities, DISC assessments, resume review, LinkedIn, professional business portraits, networking tips, interview coaching and one-on-one face time with hiring companies.
Founded by Jessica Pierce in 2009, the 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization has served more than 20,000 Arizona professionals, and worked with over 300 hiring companies. Pierce is a 2014 ATHENA Award nominee and a 2013 Woman Who Moves the Valley recipient.
Career Connectors works with a multiple of corporate partners and employers including Charles Schwab, Canyon State Institute, City of Phoenix, Dynamic Worldwide Training Consultants, Education Management Corporation, Revana, TTY Career College, Verizon Wireless, and others. For more information, visit careerconnectors.org, or call 480-442-5806.