Recent National Survey Reveals 1 in 4 Attendees Lands Job Offers through the NAACP Career Fair

(Event to Feature New York's Leading Employers on April 24th)



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from NAACP Diversity & High-Tech Career Fair

    NEW YORK, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent national survey of
 registered NAACP Diversity & High-Tech Career Fair attendees, 1 in 4
 candidates landed job offers.  These statistics have generated significant
 interest in the upcoming NAACP Career Fair which will take place from 11:00 am
 until 5:30 pm on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at the Madison Square Garden Expo
 Center.
     Compliments of Shomex, the official producer of NAACP job fairs, this
 Diversity & High-Tech Career Fair is the largest diversity career fair in
 America and provides opportunities in hardware/software engineering,
 communications, IT, programming, Internet, accounting, administration,
 finance, management, marketing and sales.  This event is presented by the
 NAACP Region II and the New York State Conference of NAACP Branches and is
 sponsored by IDG Recruitment Solutions, Yahoo! Careers, Merck, Verizon
 Wireless and UBS Warburg/UBS PaineWebber.  Partnering with the NAACP Career
 Fair to promote workforce diversity are the American Business Women's
 Association (ABWA), National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering,
 Inc. (NACME), the Society of Woman Engineers -- New York Area Section, the
 National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) and Black Data
 Processing Associates (BPDA) -- New York Chapter.  Companies expect to fill
 these positions with qualified professionals from all communities.
     A longtime leader in promoting equal employment opportunities, the NAACP
 is on the cutting edge of efforts to expand diversity throughout corporate
 America.  According to Shomex President Lewis Shomer, "Companies have come to
 realize that diversity is no longer a concept without definition in today's
 society.  It is a pragmatic reality and vital to the success of any business."
     Taking advantage of the local talent will be exhibitors from ADT Security
 Services, Bear, Stearns & Co., Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., Cablevision
 Systems, Corp., Canon USA, Community School District 10, Computer Associates,
 The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, Deutsche Financial Services, EDS,
 Electric Boat Corporation, Eli Lilly & Company, F. Schumacher & Co., Global
 Crossing, Goldman Sachs & Company, GreenPoint Financial, Healthfirst, Hewitt
 Associates LLC, IBM, ILX Systems, Innovex, Internal Revenue Service, Lifetime
 TV, Long Island Rail Road, Merck, MTA NYC Transit, MTV Networks, NASD
 Regulation, New York City Board of Education, New York Life Insurance Co.,
 Northrop Grumman, Philip Morris USA, Primavera Systems, Siemens USA, Solvay
 Pharmaceuticals, UBS Warburg/UBS PaineWebber, Verizon, Verizon Wireless,
 WorldCom, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Xerox Corporation, XO Communications and many
 more!
     Mr. Shomer will begin the event at 11:00 am with a free seminar entitled,
 "How to Make the Most of a Career Fair."  Admission is free to qualified
 candidates, who will have from noon until 5:30 pm to meet with prospective
 employers.  Candidates who are unable to attend should submit their resumes to
 BestDiversityEmployers.com.
     To participate in this event as an employer, or for additional
 information, contact Shomex at 1-800-JOB-SHOW or visit naacpcareerfair.com.
 
 

SOURCE NAACP Diversity & High-Tech Career Fair
    NEW YORK, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent national survey of
 registered NAACP Diversity & High-Tech Career Fair attendees, 1 in 4
 candidates landed job offers.  These statistics have generated significant
 interest in the upcoming NAACP Career Fair which will take place from 11:00 am
 until 5:30 pm on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at the Madison Square Garden Expo
 Center.
     Compliments of Shomex, the official producer of NAACP job fairs, this
 Diversity & High-Tech Career Fair is the largest diversity career fair in
 America and provides opportunities in hardware/software engineering,
 communications, IT, programming, Internet, accounting, administration,
 finance, management, marketing and sales.  This event is presented by the
 NAACP Region II and the New York State Conference of NAACP Branches and is
 sponsored by IDG Recruitment Solutions, Yahoo! Careers, Merck, Verizon
 Wireless and UBS Warburg/UBS PaineWebber.  Partnering with the NAACP Career
 Fair to promote workforce diversity are the American Business Women's
 Association (ABWA), National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering,
 Inc. (NACME), the Society of Woman Engineers -- New York Area Section, the
 National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) and Black Data
 Processing Associates (BPDA) -- New York Chapter.  Companies expect to fill
 these positions with qualified professionals from all communities.
     A longtime leader in promoting equal employment opportunities, the NAACP
 is on the cutting edge of efforts to expand diversity throughout corporate
 America.  According to Shomex President Lewis Shomer, "Companies have come to
 realize that diversity is no longer a concept without definition in today's
 society.  It is a pragmatic reality and vital to the success of any business."
     Taking advantage of the local talent will be exhibitors from ADT Security
 Services, Bear, Stearns & Co., Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., Cablevision
 Systems, Corp., Canon USA, Community School District 10, Computer Associates,
 The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, Deutsche Financial Services, EDS,
 Electric Boat Corporation, Eli Lilly & Company, F. Schumacher & Co., Global
 Crossing, Goldman Sachs & Company, GreenPoint Financial, Healthfirst, Hewitt
 Associates LLC, IBM, ILX Systems, Innovex, Internal Revenue Service, Lifetime
 TV, Long Island Rail Road, Merck, MTA NYC Transit, MTV Networks, NASD
 Regulation, New York City Board of Education, New York Life Insurance Co.,
 Northrop Grumman, Philip Morris USA, Primavera Systems, Siemens USA, Solvay
 Pharmaceuticals, UBS Warburg/UBS PaineWebber, Verizon, Verizon Wireless,
 WorldCom, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Xerox Corporation, XO Communications and many
 more!
     Mr. Shomer will begin the event at 11:00 am with a free seminar entitled,
 "How to Make the Most of a Career Fair."  Admission is free to qualified
 candidates, who will have from noon until 5:30 pm to meet with prospective
 employers.  Candidates who are unable to attend should submit their resumes to
 BestDiversityEmployers.com.
     To participate in this event as an employer, or for additional
 information, contact Shomex at 1-800-JOB-SHOW or visit naacpcareerfair.com.
 
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