A Virtual experience to relaunch careers
A bit about the Long-Term Unemployed
Nationally, 33.5% of all jobless were unemployed more than 27 weeks in 2014. Long-term unemployment increases with age: 22.1% of the unemployed under age 25 were long-term unemployed, compared with 44.6% of those over 55. Minority populations suffer greatly: 39.6% of unemployed African-Americans and 37.7% of unemployed Asians were long-term unemployed. Whites and Hispanics were slightly less likely to be unemployed long-term.
The deleterious effects of long-term unemployment include:
- Skills depreciation
- Loss of social position
- Accelerated debt
- Strained and broken relationships
- Worsening mental and physical health
- Direct impact on children’s educational progress (plus future earnings potential)
The Project Hire Kentucky Virtual Career Expo provides the opportunity for:
- Live conversations between recruiters and candidates via instant chat.
- The uploading and submission of candidate resumes for various job listings.
- Interaction with fellow attendees in the Networking Lounge.
- Viewing of informational videos in the Auditorium.
Project Hire Kentucky Virtual Career Expo
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015, 11am – 4pm ET
the Kentucky Career Center (KCC)
Content and Career Advice by Interview Savvy
Technical Production by Shaker Virtual Events
The U.S. LTU Hiring Project is a national, online strategic initiative to bring the government and private sector together to help the 2.5 million long-term unemployed (LTU) Americans re-enter the workforce. We are working hard to change the perception of the LTU by giving qualified job seekers the opportunity to interact with employers that see value in this untapped labor pool.
Through the use of Virtual Career Expos, dedicated solely to those actively seeking work for 27 weeks or more, the U.S. LTU Hiring Project gives qualified job seekers a level playing field and the opportunity to have hiring companies take a deliberate look at their credentials. At these Virtual Career Expos, attendees will not only be able to interact with employers, they can also find information on federal and state funded programs for enhancing their education or training. All registrants will also receive virtual job search and career search training as well as real-time interview support from Interview Savvy career counselors on the day of the event.
Founded in 2014, the U.S. LTU Hiring Project is a strategic partnership between Interview Savvy and Shaker Virtual Events. Their combined expertise brings more than 60 years of experience to the job-search and recruitment marketing space.
The U.S. LTU Hiring Project is proud to work with the State of Kentucky.
Help be part of the solution – spread the word about the U.S. LTU Hiring Project. Show your support and like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. To help one person who simply wants a chance to work is to elevate the broader community in substantial ways―both now and for future generations.