Professional Diversity Network Hosts Minneapolis Career Fair On MLK Holiday
Opportunity knocks for area's diverse mid-to-senior level candidates with
technology, finance, healthcare, sales and marketing experience
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 14, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --On the heels of its successful
career networking conference in Chicago, Professional Diversity Network, Inc.
(Nasdaq:IPDN) will launch the first of its 2014 conferences in Minneapolis, MN
on Monday, January 20 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Minneapolis
Convention Center. The fair offers a wide array of career development
opportunities for African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic-American
professionals, as well as professional Women and Veterans, professionals with
disabilities and members of the LGBT professional community.
The event will take place on Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday
commemorating the life and achievements of the inspirational American civil
rights leader. Mike Hall, executive vice president of Professional Diversity
Network said, "By hosting the event on MLK Day we not only hope to increase
participation among local job-seekers, but also to celebrate the values of
equality Dr. King so compellingly expressed in his dream for America."
In addition to networking opportunities, the one-day event will offer seminars
on personal branding, resume writing and "acing" the job interview.
Participating companies include 3M, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota,
Bright Horizons Family Solutions, HealthPartners, Intermediate District 287,
NextEra Energy Resources, Regions Hospital, University of Minnesota
Physicians, COUNTRY Financial, Land O'Lakes, ACR Healthcare, The Schwan Food
Company, The Arc Greater Twin Cites, and Prime Therapeutics, among others.
"In an increasingly competitive global economy, the ability to recruit top
talent from the largest and most diverse pool of candidates is critical to
improving the bottom line and achieving success in the marketplace," Hall
added. "Professional Diversity Network's capacity for connecting employers
with top diversity talent is unparalleled in the industry."
Through localized career conferences that highlight premier employers in each
city, human resource managers and recruiters can ramp up their ability to
identify top talent, while participants also benefit from face-to-face
networking. The event also addresses challenges inherent to today's job
search process, which has evolved from classified ads and job boards to a more
complex, relationship-driven environment.
Following Professional Diversity Network's inaugural networking conference in
Chicago, participant feedback was overwhelmingly positive. A senior recruiter
from Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association commented, "This is a great venue.
We collaborated with the organizations represented and I loved the networking
approach versus the traditional job fair format!"
To register for the Professional Diversity Network Networking Career Fair in
http://www.prodivnet.com/events/mlk-minneapolis-career-fair. Connect on
Facebook and follow conference updates on Twitter @PDNEvents; hashtag
About Professional Diversity Network, Inc.
Professional Diversity Network develops and operates online networks dedicated
to serving diverse professionals in the United States and providing them with
access to employment opportunities. Professional Diversity Network offers
employers who value diversity an online platform in which to identify and
acquire diverse talent for their hiring needs. Professional Diversity Network
owns and operates professional networking communities including: iHispano.com
for Hispanic Professionals, AMightyRiver.com for African American
professionals, WomensCareerChannel.com for Female Professionals,
Military2Career.com for Veterans, ProAble.net for Professionals with
Disabilities, OutProNet.com for professionals in the Gay Community, and
AsianCareerNetwork.com for Asian professionals.
For more information, visit: www.professionaldiversitynetwork.com
SOURCE Professional Diversity Network, Inc.
Contact: L.A. Campbell, Professional Diversity Network, (404) 593-7145,
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