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Diversity Fair, Career Boot Camp and more set as part of Birmingham’s Empowerment Week

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Career Boot CampThe City of Birmingham will present a Diversity Fair on Saturday, Sept. 14 in downtown Birmingham as part of Empowerment Week, which is designed to engage, educate and empower through a series of events set for Sept. 11-15.
The Diversity Fair will include the Second Annual International Street Fair, a health fair, cooking demonstrations and more. Inside the South Exhibition Hall of the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex will be the Career Boot Camp, which will feature free resume critiques, mock job interviews, a Dress for Success fashion show by Belk and inspirational speakers.
Presented by the Birmingham Society for Human Resource Management, the Career Boot Camp will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Doors open at 9:45 a.m. The event is free.
The camp is designed to equip job seekers with the tools they’ll need to make themselves more marketable in the workplace. It will also give potential employers a leg up in finding qualified applicants.
This is not a job fair, but a platform for various businesses such as the Hilton, the Jefferson County Public Defenders’ Office, the Alabama Career Center, the Jefferson County Workforce and others to talk about potential career opportunities.
Professionals will offer tips on networking, how to transition from high school or college to the real world, how to reenter the workforce after retirement and more.
The South Exhibition Hall is located on Ninth Avenue North, between Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard and 19th Street North. For more info on Empowerment Week, which is part of the city’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement, visit www.50yearsforward.com/empowerment-week/