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April 13, 2012 > Career fair and clothing drive helps neighbors get back on their feet

Career fair and clothing drive helps neighbors get back on their feet

Submitted By Lois Paula B. Riturban

Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) or Church of Christ, one of the fastest growing international Christian organizations, will hold a career fair for residents in Fremont, one of many to be offered throughout Northern California throughout the month. Attendees can take home free professional attire, and will leave with a network of support and career development tools to empower them move forward in work and in life.

Professionals will offer one-on-one training and share expertise on how to get started in the fields of medical and health; law enforcement; technical support and information technology; media/arts/entertainment; health and nutrition; science and biotech; and business and administration. Residents can have their resumes reviewed with a human resource professional and attend free workshops addressing online job searching; writing a resume that works; tips and tools for interviewing; and self-branding to network and dress for success. All community members are welcome.

"We hope to directly demonstrate the INC's continuing commitment to those who may need a small gesture of support," says Joselino Castillones, Iglesia ni Cristo District Minister of Northern California. "Many volunteers are combining their professional and educational resources for this effort, and for even more activities to come; we know it is a duty to provide not only spiritual needs, but assistance for our neighbors in any manner possible. It is our way of saying we are here to help."

The event is part of the INCGiving Project, which inspires ongoing activities that support the efforts of community partners by offering time and resources for the wellbeing of those in need. Member volunteers are taking a multi-service approach to address the issues facing residents of the area while setting the tone for future programs that support family and community development - a global project to share faith through acts of kindness. The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) or Church of Christ is a global Church comprising of more than 5,400 local congregations in nearly 100 countries and territories. There are more than 250 congregations in the U.S. and Canada, 33 of which are in Northern California alone. Its Central Administration is in Quezon City, Philippines. The INC will celebrate its centennial on July 27, 2014.

Career Fair and Clothing Drive
Saturday, April 14
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Iglesia ni Cristo, Church of Christ
39700 Logan Dr., Fremont

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