Block Party for Peace kicks off with career fair

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The annual Block Party and Picnic for Peace started Friday and will continue through the weekend. The annual event is filled with great community events, including a career fair.

The Work ~N~ Progress Career Fair ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Ed Rice Community Center on North Watkins Street.

More than 50 employers, job trainers, and colleges helped prepare people for work, interviewed applicants, and even made hires on the spot.

"They are hiring on the spot. They have permanent positions. They have temp services they have it all," Camelita King said. "It's good for Frayser. It's good for this neighborhood."

"The mission of the Block Party and Picnic for Peace is to improve quality of life for our citizens. This career fair speaks to the core of that mission," State Representative Antonio Parkinson, who is also the event organizer, said. "Now it is up to the applicants to bring their A-game and show these employers that they can be of benefit to their company's bottom line."

The career fair is over now, but there are plenty of events still scheduled throughout the weekend. Click here for details.

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