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    CITY OF DURHAM Office of Public Affairs 101 City Hall Plaza Durham, NC 27701 News Release For Details, Contact: Amy Blalock Sr. Public Affairs Specialist (919)
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      CITY OF DURHAM

      Office of Public Affairs

      101 City Hall Plaza

      Durham, NC 27701

       

       

      News Release

       

      For Details, Contact:

      Amy Blalock

      Sr. Public Affairs Specialist

      (919) 560-4123 x 11253

      (919) 475-7735 (cell)

      Amy.Blalock@...

       

       

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      For Immediate Release: March 1, 2012

       

       

       

      Durham JobLink Brings Mobile Unit to Neighborhoods

      PACs 1, 3 and 4 to Get Direct Help for Job Searching and Fair Housing Concerns

       

      DURHAM, N.C. – Durham residents looking for employment or someone to investigate fair housing concerns will soon be able to get help without ever leaving their neighborhood.

       

      The Durham JobLink Career Center’s Mobile Unit and the City of Durham’s Human Relations Division in the Neighborhood Improvement Services Department are teaming up to bring employment services and fair housing information to three Partners Against Crime (PAC) districts this month.

       

      Durham residents are encouraged to come and learn new strategies on how to pursue effective employment searches in today’s job market using the Durham JobLink Career Center as well as have the opportunity to talk with an investigator about fair housing laws and tenant rights.

       

      The three dates where the Durham JobLink Mobile Unit will be on site in these three PAC districts are as follows:

       

      PAC 1

      Monday, March 5, 2012, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

      Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 N. Driver St.

       

      PAC 3

      Monday, March 12, 2012, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

      Community Family Life and Recreation Center at Lyon Park, 1309 Halley St.

       

      PAC 4

      Monday, March 19, 2012, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

      Irwin R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center at Campus Hills, 2000 S. Alston Ave.

       

      For more information about the Durham JobLink Career Center Mobile Unit, contact Manager Tanya Hill-Spaulding at (919)560-6880, ext. 202, by email at tanya.hill@..., or by visiting http://DurhamNC.gov/ich/cb/oewd/Pages/Durham_JobLink.aspx.

       

      For more information about fair housing laws, contact Human Relations Manager Delilah Donaldson with the City’s Neighborhood Improvement Services Department at (919) 560-4107, ext. 34277, by email at Delilah.Donaldson@..., or by visiting http://DurhamNC.gov/ich/cb/nis/Pages/HumanRelations.aspx.

       

      About the Office of Economic and Workforce Development

      The City of Durham’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development seeks to increase the city’s tax base through several revitalization initiatives, including new development efforts in the central city area. The department also plans and promotes cultural awareness and events, identifies and recruits target industries as well as assesses and trains Durham residents to fill new jobs. For more information, visit www.DurhamEconomicDevelopment.org.

       

      About the Neighborhood Improvement Services Department

      The Neighborhood Improvement Services Department works to preserve and improve quality of life conditions for Durham residents, and to encourage active participation in neighborhood redevelopment and public policy and decision making dialogue. The department is responsible for enforcement of quality of life ordinances and state statutes including the City’s Minimum Housing Code; Nonresidential Code; Weedy Lot, Abandoned and Junk Vehicle ordinances; and the State of North Carolina’s Unsafe Building Statute. The department’s rapid responders, known as the Impact Team, remediate non-compliant housing properties; abate public nuisances, such as litter, graffiti, illegal dumping, and abandoned shopping carts; and conduct neighborhood service projects. The department’s Community Engagement staff provides outreach and education to Durham residents and community organizations. Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the department helps ensure that Durham has thriving, livable neighborhoods by providing the highest quality of services to engage and educate the community, eradicate blight, ensure safer neighborhoods, and enhance neighborhood revitalization. For more information, visit http://DurhamNC.gov/ich/cb/nis/Pages/Home.aspx.

       

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