Job Fair Connects Individuals, Veterans, and Former Foster Youth with Ready to Hire Employers

Media contacts:
Christie Holderegger, Volunteers of America (916) 265-3965 (office); (916) 213-4133 (cell);
Nicole Tallon, Volunteers of America (916) 265-3642 (office); (916) 216-7376 (cell);
Maya Wallace, Sacramento Steps Forward (916) 993-7702 (office);

MATHER, Calif., – Volunteers of America, in partnership with Sacramento Steps Forward, will host Employment Connect on Friday, March 27th, 2015. Through collaboration with local employers, the goal of Employment Connect is to help veterans, former foster youth, and individuals find stable employment as they re-enter the workforce.

"We had a wonderful time and an amazing experience at Employment Connect. I continue to be surprised and very impressed with the caliber of focused, professional, highly motivated candidates I have had the pleasure to meet from your program," Rebecca Mangano, Human Resources Manager, Bonney. Bonney is expected to attend along with over 30 employers who plan to fill job openings immediately. More than 150 job seekers are expected to attend.

WHERE: Volunteers of America Mather Community Campus 3587 Bleckely St., Mather, CA 95655
WHEN: Friday, March 27, 2015

8:30 a.m. - Employer Kick-off, Cheryl S. Davis Dining Hall
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Job Fair with more than 30 employers

About Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America Mather Community Campus provides housing and employment services to help formerly homeless individuals and families successfully transition into self-sufficiency. This one-year program is a collaborative effort with public and private agencies. It serves 184 single men and women, and 60 families of which 62% are children. Founded locally in 1911, the Northern California & Northern Nevada affiliate of Volunteers of America is one of the largest providers of social services in the region, operating more than 40 programs including housing, employment services, substance abuse and recovery services to families, individuals, veterans, seniors and youth. 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. For more information, visit or call (916) 442-3691.

About Sacramento Steps Forward

Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF) works regionally with local governments, service providers, businesses, and
community organizations to ensure that all people experiencing homelessness can obtain housing, economic
stability, and an enhanced quality of life. SSF, charged with coordination of homeless services in the Sacramento
region, is the first private, nonprofit organization in the country to be the grantee of federal Housing & Urban
Development (HUD) funds, and functions as a regional Continuum of Care (CoC) coordinator of both federal
funding and policy as they relate to ending chronic homelessness.