A free Career and Resources Job Fair Expo is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.

The event is being sponsored by the library, the Broward County Community Action Agency and Women In Distress.

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from areas such as education, healthcare, government, leisure and hospitality, business, technological services and telecommunications.

They “will be looking for qualified people to fill positions from entry level to management,” said Melvin Parrish of the Broward County Community Action Agency. “Participating businesses and not-for-profit groups…. will be doing their part by giving hope to the unemployed who are still searching for work.”

Job-seekers planning to go to the job fair are encouraged to “dress to impress” and take along several copies of their résumés.

The event will also include workshops designed to provide attendees with information to aid them in their job search. Workshops will cover topics such as as résumé critiquing, interview techniques and tips on networking and “working the room.”

Attendees will also be introduced to a range of social services agencies, including Broward County Family Success Administration Division, Broward Health Department and Children Services Council of Broward County.

Participants will also learn about financial assistance programs supported by Community Services Block Grants and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program resources, which are a part of the Community Action Agency's outreach efforts.

For more information, call Melvin Parrish, Community Action Agency, at 954-732-5610, e-mail mparrish@broward.org; Desmond Hannibal, AARLCC, 954-625-2810, or dhannibal@browardlibrary.org; or visit www.broward.org/family.