Community & Partnerships

Annenberg Foundation Brings Civic Engagement to TechFair LA 2018

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Comparably and Annenberg Foundation, in partnership with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, will work together to bring new a new civic component to TechFair LA -- the largest job fair of its kind in Los Angeles history. The event will take place Thursday, March 8, 2018 at The Reef in downtown Los Angeles and will strive to harness the power of the exploding LA tech industry to benefit Los Angeles and its diverse and underrepresented communities.

"Last year's TechFair LA was the largest ever tech job fair in Southern California, bringing out well over 10,000 job seekers and featuring the 250 most well-known LA tech companies," said Jason Nazar, Comparably CEO and 2016-2017 Entrepreneur in Residence for the City of Los Angeles. "The event was conceived to help thousands of people in Los Angeles find their dream jobs and to bring together the tech community for a one-of-a-kind event. TechFair 2018 promises to be even better thanks to our new partnership with Annenberg Foundation and the continued support of Mayor Garcetti."

As a result of the Annenberg Foundation's participation, TechFair LA 2018 will provide a wide range of Angelenos access to jobs and generate important conversations about how the growing LA tech ecosystem can make equity, opportunity, and civic engagement a pillar of its success. The event will also include members of Los Angeles' venture capital firms in conversation about their increased interest in the city's civic landscape. 

"This year, TechFair LA will have a new overlay of civic engagement to benefit our community, and we will encourage tech companies to think carefully about – and take care of – the city that is so rapidly changing right before our very eyes," said Wallis Annenberg, Chairman, President and CEO of Annenberg Foundation. "We expect to open the door to job applicants who might not otherwise have had access, and provide real job and networking opportunities. We have to support and highlight individuals who provide diversity of thought and background to bring real value to our local tech companies."

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