Date - Sep 17, 2021
Time - 10:00am-2:00pm
Park | People's Park
900 S MLK Jr Way
Tacoma WA 98495
HIRE 253 Partners with Project Homeless Connect for the largest job fair in the area focused on individuals experiencing homelessness and those at risk of losing their housing. Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region, along with several community partners, is proud to make this event possible.
This event addresses the barriers of those experiencing homelessness and the ability to find employment for the hope to become stable and self-sufficient.
HIRE 253, designed by the Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness and launched as a semi-annual event, has grown in scope and size since its first event in November 2017, which attracted 120 participants and 28 employers/resource providers. Goodwill’s Manager of Community Engagement & Outreach, Kelly Blucher, was a co-founder of Hire 253.
The September event boasts 32 employers, 15 community organizations, and 256’ of mobile units with services focused on medical, dental, laundry, vaccines, and other housing services. More than 300 attendees are expected.