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SAN FRANCISCO MINORITY WORKER TRAINING PROGRAM TO HOLD JOB FAIR
Release Date: 4/3/1998
Contact Information: Lois Grunwald, U.S. EPA, (415) 744-1588, Lanita Hopkins, NIEHS-Minority Worker Training
APRIL 8 FAIR WILL MATCH UP STUDENTS WITH JOBS
Jointly Released by the National Institute of Environmental Health Services-Minority Worker Training Program and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(San Francisco) -- The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)-Minority Worker Training Program will hold a job fair April 8 to help match up students and graduates from San Francisco with prospective employers. The young people in the program come from many San Francisco neighborhoods, including Bayview Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley, the Mission District, Chinatown, the Western Addition, Oceanview, Merced and Ingleside.
The job fair will be held at the City College of San Francisco's Evans Street campus, 1400 Evans St., 2nd Floor, Room 227 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Companies interested in participating in the job fair can contact Lanita Hopkins, the program's job developer, at (415) 239-5409.
The NIEHS-Worker Training Program -- funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund program -- is part of a national program to recruit and train young people living near hazardous waste sites or contaminated properties for work in the environmental field and general construction. Nationally, the program is administered and supported by the Laborers-AGC Education and Training Fund. In San Francisco, the consortium that operates the San Francisco NIEHS-Minority Worker Program includes Chinese for Affirmative Action, Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, Mission Hiring Hall/South of Market Employment Center, Young Community Developers and the San Francisco Urban Institute at San Francisco State University.
The goal of the program is to place young people of ethnic minority background from San Francisco in jobs related to environmental cleanup and/or construction. The program includes training in job readiness, general construction, hazardous materials handling, asbestos removal and lead abatement, as well as job placement assistance. At the conclusion of training in late April, students will receive nationally recognized certification in asbestos removal, lead abatement, and hazardous waste operations.
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