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Mile High United Way to Host Job & Resource Fair in Aurora

Media Contact:
Karen Dekker
Manager, Content Marketing
Mile High United Way
Karen.Dekker@UnitedWayDenver.org
Cell: 303.561.2224

Partnering with the Village Exchange Center to Create Career Pathways for Our Community

AURORA, CO – Mile High United Way, in partnership with the Village Exchange Center, is pleased to host its second Job & Resource Fair on Friday, January 27, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Employers from a wide range of industries – including retail, shipping and ground transportation, hospitality and nonprofit – will have the opportunity to meet, interview and even hire candidates on the spot.

Several workforce development resource providers will also be on-site to introduce job seekers to valuable upskilling and reskilling programs and opportunities through higher education. This includes Denver Workforce Services, Emily Griffith Technical College, Aurora Community Connection, TechNation and Aurora Office of International and Immigrant Affairs.

This event highlights Mile High United Way’s commitment to workforce development and strengthening pathways to quality employment for job seekers across Metro Denver. In June, Mile High United Way held its first job and resource fair, where 12 attendees received job offers.

“Financial stability and quality employment can be the key to a family’s well-being. That’s why Mile High United Way is developing innovative ways to connect members of our community with fulfilling, good paying jobs and resources for upskilling, said Vanecia Kerr, chief impact officer at Mile High United Way. “Partnering with the Village Exchange Center helps us reach people in the community who often are most in need of this support.”

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY DETAILS

WHO: Mile High United Way & The Village Exchange Center

WHAT: Job & Resource Fair

WHERE: The Village Exchange Center, 1609 Havana St., Aurora, CO

WHEN: Friday, January 27, 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Arrive between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

INTERVIEWS & B-ROLL: Contact Karen Dekker before or upon arrival at 303.561.2224. Interviews are available with the Mile High United Way executive team and staff. Out of respect for community members participating in the event, please coordinate with Karen which participants can be filmed per our media release policy. Mile High United Way can provide additional B-roll after the event.

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About Mile High United Way

Working side-by-side with the community, Mile High United Way takes on critical human services issues facing our seven-county footprint, including the Metro Denver, Boulder and Broomfield communities. Our united approach changes the odds for all children, families, and individuals in our community, so that all have the opportunity to succeed. Learn more at unitedwaydenver.org and follow us on social media @UnitedWayDenver.

About the Village Exchange Center

The Village Exchange Center is a non-profit organization that offers youth and adult programs and services for immigrants and refugees in the Aurora/Denver metro area. They create an inclusive environment where residents from all backgrounds can practice, interact, share, and develop together.

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