700 plus job seekers anticipated at Amazon Job Fair

TAMPA – The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women will host an Amazon Job Fair on Tues., July 28, to help fill 3,000 open positions at Amazon’s fulfillment centers in Ruskin and Lakeland.

WHO: The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women

WHAT: Approximately 700 women and men have registered for the Amazon Job Fair.  Amazon is the nation’s largest internet retailer.  It has 3,000 positions to fill at its local distribution centers: 2,000 at the Ruskin location and 1,000 at Lakeland.

WHEN: Tues., July 28, all day beginning at 10 – 5 p.m.

WHERE: The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women at 305 S. Hyde Park Ave.

WHY: The Centre’s Employment Service Program, directed by Alice Thompson, helps women and men to prepare for and find jobs. The program is offering this job fair in partnership with Amazon as a service to the community.

The Centre was recently awarded a $1.1 million grant through the state’s Department of Economic Opportunity to help displaced homemakers, both men and women, prepare for and find jobs through a new JobSync program.

About the Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women

The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women is a nonprofit organization offering a diverse array of programs to help women in Hillsborough County to succeed both personally and professionally.

Their programs and services encourage, educate and empower women. Their dedicated staff and loyal volunteers are involved in helping more than 3,000 people each year through our services which focus on success strategies for workforce development, entrepreneurial and employment strategies, individual and family counseling, substance abuse treatment, services for girls and senior citizens.

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