What We Do
LaidOffCamp Phoenix is an extension of a national effort to help people find work — full-time work, freelance work, volunteer work, or whatever’s next for them. Like other LaidOffCamp events, ours is a locally-based, community-supported effort to offer resources and reassurance to job seekers.
LaidOffCamp is very different from the job fairs that jobseekers typically attend. Twice a year we host an all-day series of seminars and workshops covering a variety of topics designed to help jobseekers make the next step and achieve their goals.
In addition to seminars, we offer free services such as resume reviews, free avatar photographs for online use, and lots of volunteers whose sole mission for the day is to help connect attendees with others who can help them find work.
The entire day, including breakfast and lunch, is free for all attendees. All speakers are volunteers, and food and beverages are donated by sponsors.
Who We Serve
At LaidOffCamp we see a wide range of attendees — from young people who haven’t yet found a job, to those who have lost a job after 40 years with the same employer, to those wanting to make a change that just don’t know how.
We have people who have been laid off for two weeks, and others who have been out of work for two years.
What do they all have in common? They all need to feel hope. They all need to know how hiring companies connect with jobseekers in today’s economy, and with today’s tools. And they all need to feel like they’re not alone, and that there are people who genuinely believe in them and want to help them. LaidOffCamp and its volunteers are dedicated to delivering on these promises.
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