Despite the inexcusable failure of our elected leaders in Washington to reform America’s outdated and ineffective immigration laws, more and more Hispanics are moving, living and working here. And that makes local efforts to help assimilate these immigrants even more important, especially making connections between willing workers and needy employers.

This Saturday’s Latino Job Fair is a great example of the partnerships needed to create the kind of inclusive community Dane County needs to be to be successful.

Billed a family-friendly, festive job fair, Centro Hispano is partnering with UW Hospitals, Edgewood College, Epic and more than 40 other area employers looking to diversify their workforce and promote employment and career opportunities.

It’s from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Centro Hispano on Badger Road, and while it will certainly have a strong Latino feel to it, organizers are welcoming anyone to participate.

Frankly we welcome the Latino feel, and appreciate the partnership building the Dane County community of the future.