CHICAGO, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPDN) announced it will host a Career Networking Fair in Houston, TX for diverse jobseekers including women, veterans, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, people with disabilities and LGBT professionals. The free event will take place on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, TX, 77010.
Sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the event offers diverse candidates a unique opportunity to connect with employers seeking to fill mid to senior level positions. Registered attendees can meet face-to-face with recruiters and HR managers representing a range of sectors such as energy, retail and technology.
Participating companies include ABB, BMC Software, Champions School of Real Estate and Business Etiquette, Chevron Phillips Chemical, The Kroger Company, NextEra Energy, Republic Services and Seneca Resources Corporation. In addition to the NAACP, The Black Sales Journal, The National Association of Professional Women, The National Speakers Association of Houston and The University of Phoenix are also sponsors.
"As a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, I'm thrilled to host this event in my old stomping grounds. Our mission is to give diverse jobseekers 'real' access to decision makers," said Star Jones, president of Professional Diversity Network. "I encourage every diverse professional in Houston to arrive interview-ready and engage with participating employers that value diversity."
PDN's Career Networking Fair offers job seekers practical tips and techniques to optimize their search. According to the latest data available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX metropolitan area has an unemployment rate of 4.4%, which is below the national average of 5.5%. However, local unemployment and underemployment levels remain disproportionately higher for many diverse Americans, regardless of educational attainment.
About Professional Diversity Network, Inc.
Professional Diversity Network (PDN) is an internet software and services company that develops and operates online professional networking communities dedicated to serving diverse professionals and employers seeking to hire women, minorities, veterans, LGBT and disabled professionals. Through job-matching technology, national events, networking career fairs and relationship affinity groups, the Chicago-based company provides employer clients a means to identify and acquire diverse talent and assists them with efforts to comply with the Equal Employment Opportunity Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program. PDN's subsidiary, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is one of the largest and most-recognized networking organizations of professional women in the US, with over 600,000 members representing more than 200 industries. Online networking communities include iHispano, BlackCareerNetwork, WomensCareerChannel, Military2Career, ProAble, OutProNet and AsianCareerNetwork. For more information visit, prodivnet.com.
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