Press Release



In partnership with The Ville Church, Journey Church, Second Mile Ministries, CRU Inner City and the Jacksonville Housing Authority, FlourishNow will host its third local job fair of 2017 on Monday, July 17, 2017, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

True to our mission of restoring dignity through work and healthy relationships, Jacksonville City Director Leah Hughey has brought together a diverse and impactful coalition of local churches, ministries, and agencies to host this job fair on location at the Jacksonville Housing Authority.

“Nothing is more satisfying than helping our clients become self-sufficient. Thanks, Leah and everyone else for our partnership.” – Felicia, Jacksonville Housing Authority

“It’s incredibly inspiring to work with these partners. We are all passionate about helping our neighbors find meaningful work and realize their God-given potential. For many we serve, this job fair is a vital first step.” – Leah Hughey

Marc Dickerson, Pastor of Journey Church, is passionate about showing the love of Christ in tangible ways and working to find solutions to the challenges many in Jacksonville face.

“Not only are we excited that we get to partner with FlourishNow and so many other amazing organizations for this job fair, but we’re also excited to see the optimism and momentum this type of forward focused initiative will bring back into this beautiful community.”

“FlourishNow understands how essential employment is to the health of a community. There isn’t much more dignifying for a human than a way to provide for their family.” – Pastor Jay Harris, The Ville Church.

In addition to the job fair, free employment workshops will be held throughout the day; beginning at 10:30 am and continuing until 1:00 pm. Job coaches and mentors will also be on site throughout the fair to assist job seekers in connecting with the right potential employers.

More than 17 employers offering employment in fields as diverse as construction, distribution, customer service, retail, hospitality and more are committed to attending the job fair. Other recent hiring events hosted by FlourishNow have had a tremendous response; serving more than 3,200 job seekers during the past year.

If you’re looking for work in Jacksonville, this is the place to be! Job seekers can register at FlourishNow’s website and receive updates on employers and available jobs.