Literacy Zone hosting job fair in Medina with 28 businesses

Posted 13 October 2021 at 9:13 am

Provided photo: The staff of the Orleans/Niagara BOCES Medina Literacy Zone looks forward to hosting a job fair on Oct. 20.

Press Release, Orleans/Niagara BOCES

MEDINA – The Orleans/Niagara BOCES Medina Literacy Zone will be holding an Orleans County job fair on Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be 28 companies represented at the Literacy Zone located at 211 Eagle Street in Medina. There will also be representatives from childcare services, library services, colleges and many more.

A Literacy Zone is where adult learners can gain knowledge, skills and supports needed for economic self-sufficiency. Coordinators at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES work closely with community partners to create workshops to help individuals move into the workforce like earning a high school diploma, learning English and resume building.

The Literacy Zone has also been working on a coat drive to benefit anyone on the community who needs one. They have been collecting gently used and new coats of all seasons for those in need, along with gloves, scarves, hats and winter boots. The coat drive handout will be on Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Literacy Zone as well.

“We are accepting donations for the drive as well and anyone who needs jackets/coats or winter items are more than welcome to pick one out at the job fair as well or leave their name, number and item needed if what we have does not fit them,” said Julie Johnson, case manager.

For more information if you are in need or wish to donate, contact Johnson at 585-798-1420.