/EIN Presswire/ ORLANDO, FL – Navigator Institute in partnership with the University of Central Florida’s Career Services and Alumni Association will be hosting a free employment webinar on October 20.
The one-hour webinar, titled Career Transition & Your Resume, is scheduled for noon and is available to UCF students, alumni and anyone else in the Central Florida job market, says Navigator CEO Matt Durfee whose Orlando-based online company provides job search skills and career development training nationwide.
The webinar is limited to the first 1,000 persons who register using the following link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/330782443
The event is a joint effort between Navigator, UCF’s Career Services and the UCF Alumni Association.
“To our knowledge this could be the largest public service webinar of its kind,” says Durfee. “We are anticipating a huge response because unemployment in this area is now at 11 percent.”
Durfee also believes there will be a number of people outside the Central Florida market signing up for the event.
The Navigator Institute’s two new partners are looking forward to the upcoming event.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with the Navigator team in bringing this first webinar on Career Transition and Your Resume to Central Florida,” says Jeff Garner, Director, UCF’s Alumni Association.
“This is a wonderful program that will provide hope to those in the job market during these difficult times,” says Dr. Bill Blank, Director, Career Development at UCF.
Although Navigator Institute can only accommodate 1,000 attendees, Durfee says additional dates will be scheduled if the response to the Oct. 20 event exceeds that number.
The webinar will be moderated by Navigator Institute’s career development experts who have worked at such corporate giants as Pepsi Cola, Hard Rock Cafe International, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Walt Disney World and Darden Restaurants.
“Our mission,” says Durfee “is to assist job seekers at all levels, from the graduating student to the seasoned alumni and from the displaced professional to the retiree forced back into the job market because of our economic conditions.”
Current unemployment in Central Florida is at near record levels – 11 percent, more than double last year’s 5.8 percent figure. That one-year unemployment jump represents a loss of about 62,000 jobs – ranking Central Florida among the state’s top five worst job markets.
For more information about the webinar, call 800-367-1402 or 407-704-1602.