5th Annual Hiring Abilities Employment Symposium & Job Fair

The 5th Annual Hiring Abilities Employment Symposium and Job Fair will be hosted by the City of Jacksonville and Florida Blue on November 2, 2017 at the Florida Blue Conference Center in Jacksonville. To register for the 5th Annual Symposium, please visit Register for the Employment Symposium or Register for the Job Fair (candidates)

Previous Events

The 4th Annual Hiring Abilities Employment Symposium and Job Fair was hosted by the City of Jacksonville and Florida Blue on November 3, 2016 at the Florida Blue Conference Center in Jacksonville. Topics discussed included breaking through unconscious biases, moving beyond diversity, active inclusion, effective communication, and reducing stigmas within your organization. The event's keynote speaker, Lou Orslene of the Job Accommodation Network, introduced new tools for training, hiring, and retaining an inclusive workforce. This year's event was the Division's largest yet, with over 160 Symposium participants, 150 candidates, and nearly 40 employers and agencies. 

Download the 2016 Hiring Abilities Employment Symposium & Job Fair Flyer here

The 2015 Employment Symposium featured a new component of education as participants in the Job Fair also attended pre-symposium workshops and courses on resume writing, interviewing, and other computer lab related skills before submitting their resume. The Employment Expo was hosted on October 9th, 2015 by Florida State College at Jacksonville, and sponsored by OS, APD, the City of Jacksonville, and the Arc Jacksonville. 

Follow this link to download Lou Orslene's presentation Self-Identification: Benefits to Federal Contractors and Career-Seekers with Diverse Abilities.

Download the 2015 HIRING-ABILITIES FLYER.

 Hiring Symposium viewing video during second presentation   Lou Orslene presenting at the 2015 Hiring Symposium   Job applicants speaking to Job Fair vendors