10.05.11

Schiff to Host Small Business Assistance& Career Opportunity Fair

Washington, DC – On Thursday, Oct. 20, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) will host a Small Business Assistance and Career Opportunity Fair, bringing government and community resources together to assist individuals looking for work and small businesses struggling to stay afloat or to grow.

“Far too many people in our community are still struggling to find a job or keep their business afloat,” Rep. Schiff said. "The career fair will provide an opportunity for people to network and find additional resources to gain employment or build their businesses, even in a challenging economy."

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced that 13 private lenders have committed to increase small business lending by a combined $20 billion over the next three years. SBA provides a range of programs and services to small businesses, including guarantees on loans made by private lenders. At Rep. Schiff’s upcoming Small Business Assistance and Career Opportunity Fair, SBA will be present and available to provide information on small business loans, as well as resources for businesses to best-navigate tough economic times.

Participants will also have the opportunity to attend workshops conducted by the Small Business Administration, Office of Personnel Management, Dept of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency, and the CA Employment Development Department. Additionally, federal, state and local government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private employers will be available to provide information about career.

Please find event details below:

What:                        Rep. Adam Schiff presents the 29th Congressional District, Small Business Assistance and Career Opportunity Fair When:                       Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where:                     Glendale Pacific Community Center  -- 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale, CA 91204

Pre-register here:     http://schiff.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=150

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