Department of Health & Human Services

Posted on: April 29, 2015

Career Fair May 15

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services’ (DHHS) Employment Training Division invites job seekers to the 2015 Redwood Coast Career Fair. DHHS, along with its Job Market partners and the North Coast Employer Advisor Council, is hosting the event on Friday, May 15 at the Adorni Center. The Career Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to meet local employers, apply for current job openings, receive resume critiques and talk to vocational counselors. A DHHS Mobile Outreach vehicle will also be on site with computer stations for attendees to fill out applications and create resumes.

“This is a great opportunity for employers to connect with potential workers,” said Employment Training Division Manager Connie Lorenzo. “We’ve been hearing from several businesses that they are ramping up their staffing.”

With Humboldt County’s unemployment rate hovering at a 5.9 percent low, employers report a more difficult time filling positions. According to Lorenzo, many local businesses will be sending representatives to the career fair looking to hire. Open Door Community Health Centers, Kokatat, Sierra Pacific Industries, Suddenlink and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office are just a few of the organizations attending.

Job seekers looking to get a jump on the competition will have opportunities before the May 15 event. Beginning May 5, the Job Market is hosting four Career Fair Prep Academy sessions at its 409 K St., Eureka facility. Attendees will get advice on topics such as making professional first impressions, interview tips, elevator pitches and resume writing. Completing the academy will allow applicants to get into the career fair an hour before doors are opened to the general public.

For more information about the Redwood Coast Career Fair and Career Fair Prep Academy dates and times, call the Job Market at 441-5627 or visit thejobmarket.org.

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