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Wednesday’s ROC the Block Community Employment Fair Postponed Due to Hazardous Weather Outlook

Due to a forecasted hazardous weather outlook for Wednesday, July 10, the ROC the Block Community Employment Fair that was scheduled for that day has been rescheduled to 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 at the Franklin High School front yard, 950 Norton St.


The National Weather Service has declared a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Wednesday, July 10, with remnants of a tropical storm expected to deliver heavy rain and possible thunderstorms and localized flooding across the Rochester region.


ROC the Block Community Employment Fairs are a neighborhood-based hiring initiative that brings businesses and recruiters to each of Rochester’s four quadrants throughout the summer. Set against the backdrop of a fun, local, block-party styled event, Rochester employers and residents can meet to discover employment and wrap-around resource opportunities. The events are hosted by City Council President Miguel Meléndez, the RASE Commission and the Department of Recreation and Human Services. To become a Roc the Block Employment Community Employment Fair vendor, email Shawn.Futch@CityofRochester.Gov.


Almost 80 employers and agencies have already committed to presenting at these fairs, including ACM Global Laboratories, Rochester Regional Health, and Walmart.


The remaining ROC the Block Community Employment Fairs will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Wednesdays:

  • Aug. 14, Wilson High School front lawn, 501 Genesee St.

  • Sept. 25, Parcel 5, 285 E. Main St.


Employers and organizations interested in participating in ROC the Block employment fairs can email RocTheBlock@CityofRochester.Gov. Those with questions about the fair can email Workforce Development Coordinator Shawn Futch at Shawn.Futch@CityofRochester.Gov.


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