Professional Diversity Network Teams with the NAACP to Host Diversity Career Fair Events

More than 20 Events Slated for 2016

Jan. 13, 2016 2:51 pm

GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional Diversity Network (PDN), the leading resource for helping corporations reach their diversity goals, will present a series of Diversity Career Fair events  across the country throughout the year. Each event will be held in partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and is designed to help employers identify and connect with diverse candidates for employment.

"At PDN, we know having a diverse workforce is a key factor in a company's overall success," said PDN President Star Jones. "We had more than 20 highly successful Diversity Career Fair events in 2015 that helped match employers in both the public and private sectors with strong, qualified diverse candidates, and we plan to duplicate that effort this year."

The slate kicks off with the 25th Anniversary Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Diversity Career Fair in Minneapolis on January 18. Aside from being a dedicated civil rights advocate, Dr. King believed in equal opportunity for all. A Diversity Career Fair in his name keeps his legacy alive.

Each event is free to the general public. Several of the Diversity Career Fairs feature a Professional Networking Event (PNE) sponsored by the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). The PNEs are exclusively for NAPW members. Ms. Jones, who is also President of NAPW, will attend the Career Fair and PNE events.  Attendees will have the opportunity to meet other NAPW members, learn about VIP members' products and services, and get the latest updates from Ms. Jones.

The following Diversity Career Fair events are scheduled for Q1 2016:

25th Anniversary MLK Jr. Holiday Diversity Career Fair

Monday, January 18

9am – Noon

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN

Professional Technology Career Fair & PNE

Tuesday, February 23

11am – 1:30pm

Embassy Suites Crystal City, Washington, DC


11:30am – 1:30pm

Professional Technology Career Fair & PNE

Tuesday, March 8

11am – 2pm

Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, IL


11:30am – 1:30pm

Professional Technology Career Fair & PNE

Monday, March 21

11am – 2pm

Crowne Plaza Perimeter at Ravinia, Atlanta, GA


11:30am – 1:30pm

Exhibitors include ACR Homes / ACR Healthcare, Ally Financial, BMO Harris Bank, Comcast, Hennepin County, Memorial Blood Centers, Regions Hospital, St. Jude Medical, Inc. and Thrivent Financial. Career

Fair attendees are encourages to bring plenty of resumes, prepare a strong elevator pitch and dress in professional business attire.

About Professional Diversity Network
The Professional Diversity Network (NASDAQ:  IPDN) provides a professional network for diverse talent that is far more engaging and welcoming than a typical job board. The affinity of culture shared by members encourages valuable relationships with peers and mentors who are invested in each other's success and are happy to help them improve their career skills and their access to opportunity. ProDivNet has taken the job search from what is all too often a lonely and discouraging experience to a communal one that motivates and inspires members along their journey to achieve their life goals. Learn more at:


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