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SPECIALIZED JOB FAIR CONNECTS FORMERLY HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS, VETERANS AND AGED-OUT FOSTER YOUTH WITH READY-TO-HIRE EMPLOYERS

SPECIALIZED JOB FAIR CONNECTS FORMERLY HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS, VETERANS AND AGED-OUT FOSTER YOUTH WITH READY-TO-HIRE EMPLOYERS

Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada is hosting Hire Up, on Tuesday September 26th. Through collaboration with local employers, the goal of Hire Up is to help formerly homeless individuals, veterans, and aged-out foster youth to find stable employment as they re-enter the workforce.

Employment is a crucial factor in one's ability to maintain stable housing, and is essential to sustaining long term success for those who have experienced homelessness. Hire Up matches pre-screened, skilled, and motivated candidates that participate in the Volunteers of America Employment and Housing programs at our Mather Community Campus with employers seeking a qualified workforce. More than 150 job seekers are expected to attend the event, with approximately 50 Sacramento area employers participating.

Participating employers of the event include Volunteers of America, Allied Universal, Red Robin, SETA, Villar, VSP, HomeDepot, North State Building Industry and other regional employers.

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About the Mather Community Campus Comprehensive Job Development and Housing Program

Mather Community Campus (MCC) provides housing and employment services to homeless individuals and families working toward self-sufficiency. Mather Community Campus focuses on helping formerly homeless individuals and families rebuild their lives through intensive employment and rapid housing services. The residential nine month program provides transitional housing, case management, employment and life-skills workshops, educational and job referrals

About Volunteers of America

Founded locally in 1911, the Northern California & Northern Nevada office of Volunteers of America is one of the largest providers of social services in the region, operating more than 40 programs in eight categories: homeless services; homeless shelters; substance abuse treatment and recovery services; senior services; youth services; transitional housing; permanent supportive housing; and low income housing. In fact, Volunteers of America provides shelter or housing to nearly 1,800 men, women and children every night in the Greater Sacramento area. Nationally, Volunteers of America helps more than 2.5 million people annually in more than 400 communities. Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada is contracted to provide operations, professional services and staff for the Right Hand Auburn homeless shelter. www.voa-ncnn.org