FORT WAYNE - Fort Wayne UNITED will Thursday host the first in a series of job fairs in the Allen County city. The events will feature employers such as Fort Wayne Metals and Goodwill Industries looking to fill a variety of positions.

The first job fair will take place Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, located at 2323 Bowser Avenue. Other employers attending include Easterseals Arc, Byron Health Center, and D&W Fine Pack, with more expected to sign on.

The city says job seekers are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their resume. The additional job fairs are scheduled for March 14, April 11 and May 9 at the same time and place. 

Fort Wayne UNITED is an initiative launched by Mayor Tom Henry in 2016. The city says its mission is to "advocate for and implement policies, practices and procedures to ensure equity and opportunity for black fathers, brothers and sons at home, work, school and the community through collaborative efforts."