City hosts R-Connect job fair; Roc the Block fairs begin in June

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The city hosted its final R-Connect employment fair on Wednesday morning at the Rochester Community Sports Complex.

R-Connect was a community initiative to boost access to employment opportunities. If you didn’t get an opportunity to check one out, no worries. Each month this summer, the city hosts the Roc the Block employment fairs in parks and rec-centers.

“We need to feel like a community again and come together,” said Workforce Development Coordinator Shawn Futch. “So my job with the city is to bring employers and job seekers and training facilities, all of them together into the city, into the communities and into our r-centers that are right in your neighborhood, so you can walk.”

The Roc the Block fairs will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Here are the dates and locations:

  • June 14: International Plaza on 828 North Clinton Avenue
  • July 12: Willie Walker Lightfoot R-Center on 271 Flint Street
  • Aug. 9: Edgerton R-Center on 41 Backus Street
  • Sept. 27: Parcel 5 at 285 East Main Street