DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Women have gained nearly 78-percent of the jobs lost during the recession, but that population is still fighting unemployment.
A local church with the assistance of local social service agencies and Montgomery County Jobs and Family Services, has a plan.
In April, Wright State graduated more than 2,000 students. In the crowd is Jessica Allen who received a degree of a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English. Now, she says the hard work really starts and that is finding a job.
"I'm just trying to apply, getting online and finding some type of employment," said Allen.
To help relieve her employment angst, Jessica is primed with resumes in hand to participate in a job fair for women only.
"I do believe people who have ability to work should be given the opportunity."
Jessica will participate in the Empowering Women Job Fair next week.
It was originally designed to find jobs for women on public assistance, a welfare to work push. Now it's open to any woman who is looking for a job.
"It is a readiness career fair with all kinds of education institutions and other resources to network," said Ralonda Holt, Empowering Women Program.
With an academic degree, passion and determination, Jessica will make her presence known Tuesday just in time to create a new life with a new job.
The Empowering Women Job Fair is Tuesday, June 11 in Building 12 at Sinclair Community College.
It runs from noon until 4:00 pm.
RTA is offering free passes to help get you there. You can pick those up on Sunday, June 9 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at Revival Center Ministries on Oakridge Avenue in Dayton.
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Sidney Police are looking for a pair of men who robbed a Speedway gas station early Sunday morning.
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