2,500 JOBS ->100+ Employers: Rep. Fudge Details CBC JOB TOUR Kick-Off

As Wall Street faces huge loses the day before the July jobs numbers are released, the Congressional Black Caucus is set to launch a 5 city jobs tour.  The kickoff event of the hiring based tour will be in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday.  Rep. Marcia Fudge is the host.  The goal at this one stop is to hire 2,500 people.  There will be 100 participating potential employers at the event.  Details from Rep. Marcia Fudge’s office are below. —> FOR FULL DETAILS ON THE CBC’s 5 CITY JOB TOUR CLICK HERE. HUD Secretary Donovan and Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr will be attending the kickoff event as well. 

2,500 JOBS OFFERED BY MORE THAN 100 EMPLOYERS AT CONGRESSWOMAN FUDGE’S JOB FAIR ON AUGUST 8TH - 10 members of the Congressional Black Caucus and HUD Secretary Donovan to join Congresswoman Fudge at Town Hall Meeting following the Job Fair to discuss creating jobs and strengthening the economy

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, OH- Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) is pleased to announce that 100 employers have confirmed their participation in the “For the People” Job Fair at Cleveland State University on August 8, 2011. The employers have in excess of 2,500 job openings at all skill levels and in a broad range of employment sectors, including manufacturing, health care, service, retail, hospitality and the public sector.

 “The biggest obstacle to our nation’s prosperity right now is the lack of jobs. The economic recovery has failed to reach many segments of our community. Unemployment stands at 8.8% in Cuyahoga County.  The reported rate among African Americans is a staggering 16.2%. By bringing this Job Fair to Cleveland, I want to give the people of my district the opportunity to get back to work, ” said Congresswoman Fudge. To view the list of participating employers and obtain more information,  please visit Congresswoman Fudge’s website,

 Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is among the public dignitaries scheduled to visit the Job Fair.  The event will be followed by a Town Hall meeting at Cleveland State University at 6pm (click here for details). Congresswoman Fudge will be joined by other Members of the Congressional Black Caucus to discuss jobs legislation and how to stimulate economic growth across the country. The Honorable Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will attend and participate in the panel as well.  Both the Job Fair and Town Hall meeting are free and open to the public.

 Members of the Congressional Black Caucus who are confirmed to attend the Town Hall meeting:  Rep. G.K. Butterfield, Rep. Andre Carson,  Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, Rep. John Conyers,  Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, Rep. Marcia Fudge, Rep. Donald Payne, Rep. Laura Richardson,  Rep. Cedric Richmond,  Rep. Bennie Thompson,  and Rep. Maxine Waters

Congresswoman Fudge is honored to host the first in a series of job fairs in conjunction with the Congressional Black Caucus to address the crisis of unemployment in our nation.  For more information on the “For the People” Jobs Initiative and job fairs in other cities, please click here. EVENT DETAILS - WHO: Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge and Congressional Black Caucus, visiting dignitaries including HUD Secretary Shaun  Donovan - WHAT: Job Fair  9-5 pm, August 8, 2011  Registration begins at 8 am - Town Hall Meeting 6 pm  August 8, 2011 - WHERE:    Cleveland State University - Job Fair in New Student Center - 2121 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115

Town Hall Meeting in Main Classroom Building Auditorium  (next to Student Center) - 1899 East 22nd Street
Cleveland, OH 44115 - PRESS AVAILABILITY DURING EVENTS 10 – 10:30 am:  Congresswoman Fudge will be on site visiting employers and attendees at the Job Fair at the Cleveland State University Student Center.  Please make any media requests for interviews to take place during this time period in advance. 2:30 – 3 pm: Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson to visit Job Fair with Congresswoman Fudge. - 3 pm:  News Conference with Congresswoman Fudge, HUD Secretary Donovan, Rev. Jesse Jackson – Rainbow Coalition and Mayor Jackson, first floor atrium of CSU Student Center. - 6 pm: Town Hall Meeting, CSU Main Classroom Auditorium.  Media are welcome to attend. PUBLIC PARKING: Lot S3 (380) 1751 E. 21st -South Garage (SG) (600) 2201 E. 21st - (Please note that the University will charge $1/hr or $6 max. for the day)