Tulsa's Hispanic Chamber Holds Its First Business, Career Fair

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 6:13 pm
By: News On 6

The Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce reached out to local businesses and each other Saturday.

The chamber held its first "Business and Career Fair Expo" at the Eastgate Metroplex on East 21st Street.

Organizers said all of the booths were sold out to companies looking to hire, or to simply get to know the Hispanic community.

Chamber officials say Saturday's fair is an important event they hope will break down barriers, and educate the young.

"We're kind of changing the culture, because like I said our community is not used to this kind of event, especially career fairs. It's very hard for Hispanics, especially young Hispanics that are not used to the way of life and the American way to have resumes," said Francisco Trevino, President of the Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Trevino says the state of Oklahoma is one of the fastest growing Hispanic markets in the country and he hopes more companies will recognize that.

He says they are wanting to hold this type of event twice a year.