Event to pack college gym with resources
The Cascade Campus Job Fair, one of the foremost resources for job seekers in the Portland metro area, makes its annual return on Tuesday, April 24. An assortment of area employers will be on hand at the event – the 15th annual Job Fair – set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cascade Campus Gym, 705 N. Killingsworth St.
“We’re so excited to have a free seminar this year by the author of Social Media Job Search for Dummies,” said Cascade Career Services Director Becky Washington, coordinator of the Job Fair. “Looking for work has certainly changed in the last few years, and it will be great to have this kind of expertise right at our fingertips.”
The Job Fair places job-seekers face-to-face with employers from a wide range of industries in both the public and private sectors where they can learn about available openings, pay scales and benefits, and the amount of education needed to obtain a given position, said Washington. Among the employers represented at this year’s fair will be Comcast, Clark County Human Resources, and New Seasons Market, to name a few.
The 2012 Job Fair is sponsored by Brooks Staffing and OregonLive.com.
“This is the best job fair in the city of Portland, for a number of reasons,” said Mark Curnell of Oregon/Idaho AAA Human Resources. “The support staff is outstanding, there is a high applicant flow … and it is well advertised – in fact, the promotion of the event is superb.”
Would-be employees are encouraged to “dress like you’re going to an interview,” Washington said. “We attract lots of job-seekers, so it’s also a good idea to show up early.”
“It’s no secret that it’s a competitive job market at the moment,” Washington added. “People should try to give themselves every advantage they can.”
For more information, visit pcc.edu/cascadejobfair.