ST. CLOUD - The St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a job fair on Thursday for members of the East African community.

The goal of the event is to encourage open conversations between employers and potential employees from Eastern Africa, to answer questions specific to new cultures and to help area businesses tap into a new consumer base.

The event will run from 7:00 a.m. to noon at the Tuscan Center. A discussion on culture and employment is from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., followed by the job fair from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Translators will be available.