Black Virtual Career Fair to Host Remote Work-Focused Career Fair

Survey reveals desire for distant work highest amongst Black workers
OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Black Virtual Career Fair (BVCF) will host a Remote + Tech digital profession truthful with distinctive and thrilling distant profession alternatives with forward-thinking and inclusion-minded firms. The digital truthful shall be Thursday, August 25, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST and is open to passive and lively skilled candidates at ALL ranges, providing alternatives nationwide in numerous industries.
August’s profession truthful showcases many firms, together with employers comparable to Brivo, CAQH, Covered California, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Elevance Health (previously Anthem), Flex, First Citizens Bank, Medallia, Mediaocean, WarnerMedia and When I Work.
As employers return to the onsite office, some have confronted extra resistance from Black workers wanting to make money working from home. A Future Forum/Slack survey of greater than 10,000 staff reveals {that a} desire for distant or hybrid work is highest amongst 97% of Black information staff (i.e. physicians, engineers, attorneys, accountants, et al.), in contrast to 79% of white staff. Ironically, Black workers working remotely really feel a better sense of belonging, and expertise an elevated skill to handle stress. The research additionally notes that Blacks are “chronically underrepresented within the ‘information employee’ jobs which have confirmed resilient by means of the pandemic. Out of 13.4% of the overall inhabitants, simply 8% of managers are Black, solely 5.3% of individuals working the tech trade are Black, and there are solely 4 Black CEOs within the Fortune 500.”
Many younger professionals who’re in quest of discovering that excellent match inside an organization are not simply contemplating in-person work. Recent research present that inside the previous 12 months, “distant positions” and “distant part-time jobs” searches have elevated to 85%, an all-time excessive.
According to Laura Spawn, Virtual Vocations CEO and Cofounder, UnitedHealth Group, Anthem, Inc., USAA, Humana Inc., and Stride, Inc. are just some of the businesses who’ve actively acknowledged the resistance staff have expressed in opposition to returning to the workplace. More than 72,000 distant jobs have been posted from numerous Industries. Information Technology, Healthcare, and Financial/ Accounting are the highest industries wanting to give professionals an opportunity to discover their ultimate profession alternative.
“What was as soon as solely a thought or perhaps a “push again,” when it comes to working remotely for employers, “is now the ‘go-to’ job,” says Michael DeFlorimonte – Partner, Black Virtual Career Fair and Founder, African American Employee Network (AAEN). Employers have cultivated new alternatives post-pandemic, and have begun providing work/life steadiness job choices. We are seeing increasingly more professionals inside the African American inhabitants pursuing distant work.”
“During the pandemic, many firms misplaced key expertise as a result of they didn’t alter their work atmosphere to embody extra distant alternatives,” provides Lakeisha Poole, Partner, Black Virtual Career Fair and Founder, Onyx Community Connection. “BVCF usually screens the office to hold tempo with fluctuating traits. As {the marketplace} adjustments, we adapt our gala’s in response to the wants of employers and candidates.”
Candidate registration is free. To register for BVCF’s Remote + Tech Virtual Career Fair click on right here:
Black Virtual Career Fair (BVCF) is a three way partnership of two Black skilled organizations: the African American Employee Network (AAEN), a communications community serving and supporting African American professionals within the space of knowledge, occasions (training, networking) and profession improvement; and Onyx Community Connection (Onyx), a Black professionals group dedicated to amplifying Black excellence by means of common enterprise, social and neighborhood service occasions and communications. Together as BVCF, we leverage a syndicated community to attain certified candidates nationwide. 
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For More Information, Contact:Quamiesh McNeal | Rebecca DeNigris | Ryan Stewart | Renée E. Warren-Mebane(347) 526-9556 or [email protected] 
SOURCE Black Virtual Career Fair

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