MIAMI (CBS4) – With Miami’s unemployment rate still in the double digits, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, Commissioner Richard Dunn III and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson have launched an initiative to get people back to work.

The “For the People” Jobs Initiative (H. Res. 348) aims to “directly address the lack of jobs in underserved communities. Miami’s unemployment rate as of August has been set at 13%,” according to a release from the mayor’s office.

“From day one, my focus has been jobs, jobs, jobs,” said Congresswoman Wilson in a statement. “Unemployment in South Florida is no longer a crisis, but an epidemic. It’s time to take matters into our own hands and provide real opportunities for people to get back to work.”

On Monday, Congresswoman Wilson will host a Town Hall Meeting on jobs at 6 p.m. at the Mt. Hermon AME Church, located at 17800 NW 25th Avenue in Miami Gardens.

On Tuesday a massive job fair will be held at the James L. Knight Center, located at 400 SE 2nd Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The event will feature seminars on job readiness, resume writing, interview skills and salary negotiations.

More than 110 local and national employers will be on hand to accept resumes and talk with applicants. Some of the companies represented include Home Depot, AT&T, Carnival Cruise Lines, Care Plus, Coca-Cola, Macy’s Florida Marlins, University of Miami, Walmart and Wells Fargo. Organizers say applicants will be able to apply for an estimated 1933 positions.

Click Here to register online or for more information or call (305) 690-5905.  Registration on the day of the event starts at 8:00am.

Comments (3)
  1. Dany says:

    I wonder why every1 is black on that picture, I’m sure there’s alot of gringo n Latin people looking for a job. Give me a break we all know about this fair job, the city job, garbage, bus, even DOT jobs, black people or color people owns this jobs. I dont remember how many times I fill out an application in WM (wasted management ) not even a phone call, 1 of my friend( color) it took him only 1 time to get the jobs. Is that fair? Because of my skin or nationality I’m from can’t have a job? Not fair but again life ain’t fair!

  2. bernie says:

    you are not the only one feel that way my friend that why you need jesus he promise to meet your needs and never leave or forsake you.He don’t care about your
    race he just care. Just trust him and ask him i promise you if you believe you will

    1. BL says:

      OK, we’re talking about reality here, the fantasy section is in the next aisle. Will you back up your “promise” with a cash guarantee?

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