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Collin County NAACP Reschedules Job Fair for Students of Color



PLANO, TX – Collin County’s NAACP branch rescheduled its inaugural virtual job fair to help students of historically Black colleges and universities nationwide find job opportunities for March 18, according to a press release from Collin County NAACP.

The event had to be rescheduled because of the winter storm that hit Texas in early February, according to Lisa Bethea, Collin County NAACP job fair chair. Since the event is being held on Zoom, Bethea said the fair’s hosts would’ve been unable to join because of connectivity issues caused by the storm.

“Most of our speakers were either unable to join, or it wasn’t really safe for them to join because they’re based here in Texas in different areas, and either did not have power or electricity or internet or all of the three,” Bethea said.

Three honorary hosts will be in attendance at the event — Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, Plano Chief of Police Ed Drain and Paul Quinn College President Dr. Michael Sorrel. The fair’s job opportunities focus on local police departments and school districts across Collin County.