Better Together and Venice Bible Church are partnering to host a community job fair for Venice-area residents from 9 a.m. to noon. on Thursday, May 13.

The church-based job fair will connect job seekers with local employers who are ready to hire. Participating employers include Aston Gardens at Pelican Pointe, Dunkin’, Tri County Air Conditioning & Heating, PGT Custom Windows and Doors, The Salvation Army, Bealls, Yard Corps Lawn Care Services, Synergy HomeCare and The Young Children’s Academy. Free one-on-one job coaching sessions are also available to job seekers to review resumes and interviewing skills.

The community job fair is part of Better Together’s “Better Jobs” program, which has helped 32,000 applicants connect with employment opportunities across 20 states. At job fairs hosted by Better Together, two-thirds of attendees get a job interview, and one out of four receive a job offer on the spot.

“Jobs are critical right now, and our team is committed to finding solutions and restoring hope for anyone seeking economic stability for a better, purpose-driven life,” said Megan Rose, CEO of Better Together. “We want to do our part in connecting people with opportunities to provide for their families.”

The May 13 job fair will take place at the Venice Gardens Civic Association, located at 406 Shamrock Blvd. in Venice. Job seekers can register at BetterTogetherUS.org/Events/CJF-Venice.

Churches interested in hosting a Better Together job fair can visit BetterTogetherUS.org or email mellissa@bettertogetherus.org for more information.

ABOUT BETTER TOGETHER

Better Together is a nonprofit organization that helps parents going through a hard time keep their kids out of foster care, find work and address the root causes of their struggle so that they can reunite as a family with the tools and support system to thrive. A privately funded and professionally supported organization, Better Together is made up of volunteers who believe helping people help themselves is the best way to restore dignity and bring families together. Through the Better Families program, families are offered a preventive alternative to foster care while they get the help they need. To date, the program has kept 98% of children served out of foster care. The Better Jobs program was created to address the 76% of families that come to Better Together because of economic hardship tied to unemployment. In addition to community job fairs, the program offers job seekers coaching, guidance, support and encouragement through local church partners. For more information, visit BetterTogetherUS.org.