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Porter-Leath CareerPlace will hosta health care and career fair on Wednesday, March 19 at CareerPlace's locationat 1100 Brooks Road in Memphis, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help the publicnavigate health care enrollment, as well as to provide a number of other freeservices.

Porter-Leathis encouraging the public to come out and take advantage of several freeresources and other demonstrations, like body mass index screenings, HealthInsurance Marketplace enrollment sessions, fitness demonstrations and healthycooking sessions. The expo also includes opportunities to meet with health careindustry employers, as well as colleges and technical school representatives.  

 "Enrolling in theHealth Insurance Marketplace has not always been easy for many of the familieswe serve, so we wanted to extend the opportunity to the public and provide thetools needed to start the process of getting health coverage," said SherondaSmith, CareerPlace director. "With the upcoming deadline, we want Mid-Southfamilies to have access to people who can help them with this process andprovide some career networking at the same time."

Since beginning operations in 2008, CareerPlace has helped empowermore than 3,000 parents through skills training and meaningful work experiencethat has allowed families to achieve financial independence. This event, amongmany others, is an example of the many ways CareerPlace provides informationand opportunities for parents that lead to healthier and more stableenvironments for their families.

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