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Monday, June 10, 2013

Durham Professional Placement Network Academy Hosts Entrepreneurship Workshop

Event Set for June 20; RSVP Requested

​DURHAM, N.C. – Career minded and job-seeking professionals now have an opportunity to participate in the expansion of one of Durham’s best-opportunities for job search success. 

The Professional Placement Network Academy (PPNA) is hosting a series of interactive workshops on topics designed to help every jobseeker. The next event will focus on entrepreneurship and will be held Thursday, June 20 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Hilton Durham, located at 3800 Hillsborough Rd., Durham (near Duke University).  

Events occur the third Thursday of every month and other topics for later this year will include how to a financial plan in today’s economy. New for this year, participants who attend four classes will also gain entrance to a unique, invitation-only employment networking event.

The PPNA is designed to provide opportunities for mid-to-upper level professionals who have earned at least $30,000 per year or have received higher education credentials or professional certifications. PPNA provides a place for professionals to come together to share ideas, employment leads, and current job market information. 

Participants interested in learning more about the PPNA or attending these Thursday evening events should visit or RSVP at

For information, contact Jason Wimmer, adult employment program coordinator with the City's Office of Economic and Workforce Development, by email at or by calling (919) 560-4965, ext. 15218.

About the Office of Economic & Workforce Development
Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development helps ensure that Durham has a strong and diverse economy by increasing the city’s tax base through several revitalization initiatives, including new development efforts in the central city area. The department also plans and promotes cultural awareness and events, identifies and recruits target industries as well as assesses and trains Durham residents to fill new jobs. For information, visit, “like” on Facebook at, or “follow” on Twitter at

Published: 06/10/2013 - Last Edited: