Black Virtual Career Fair (BVCF) will host its Spring Fair Thursday, May 13, 9am – 1pm PST. BVCF virtual career fairs match Black professionals with exciting career opportunities at forward thinking and inclusion minded companies.
The fair offers more than 1,000 job opportunities nationwide in various industries including tech, financial services, and accounting. May’s career fair showcases 32 companies including employers such as Accenture, Cisco, Credit Suisse, Horizon Blue Shield of NJ, and Zendesk.
“At BVCF, we have created this platform to not only showcase job opportunities, but to encourage participating employers to achieve their diversity and inclusion goals hiring more Black talent,” says Lakeisha Poole, Partner, Black Virtual Career Fair and Founder, Onyx Community Connection. “Recently, we have noticed studies and articles stating many companies have fallen short in promoting Black talent from entry-level jobs to managerial and executive roles.”
Black Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population but account for only 8 percent of employees in professional roles. Black professionals hold only 3.2 percent of all executive or senior leadership roles and less than 1 percent of all Fortune 500 CEO positions.
Studies show that implicit bias often plays a role in hampering efforts to hire diverse candidates.
“We want employers and job seekers to benefit from participating in our career fairs. BVCF provides Black professionals, both active and passive, with free services, resources, and tools to assist with the entire job search process. We work with companies to level the playing field for Black Professionals,” says Michael DeFlorimonte, Partner, Black Virtual Career Fair and Founder, African American Employee Network (AAEN).
Piloted in the SF Bay Area in 2019, BVCF has quickly grown and now matches qualified candidates to employer job opportunities nationwide. BVCF attracts a high volume of qualified Black candidates, including the often-elusive passive candidates, who are drawn to BVCF because of its confidentiality features such as the stealth search and database opt-out options. Mid-to-senior level Black professionals also can discover high-level positions at growing companies. Employers can review resumes and post jobs. Candidates, recruiters and hiring managers interact in real-time via audio, video and text chat during the fair, which is from 9:00am – 1:00pm PST.
Candidate registration is free. To register for BVCF’s Spring Virtual Career Fair click here: virtual.blackvcf.com